John Clay, Sr. | Inducted between 1920 and 1948
Scottish cattle rancher, sheep farmer and investor in land and cattle in the American West.
1824-1904 | Artist: Miss Wright (only know information at time of printing)
Impact & Accomplishments
The life story of this Scottish breeder and investor was published by his eldest son, also a Saddle & Sirloin honoree.
John Clay, Sr., bred Shorthorn cattle and Cheviot and Border Leicester sheep on tenant farms throughout Scotland. He served on the Royal Agriculture Commission, establishing tenant rights and hunting game laws, and he was president of the Scottish Chamber of Agriculture.
He and his son made a trip to North America in 1879, to initiate a great era of Scottish and English investment in land and cattle in the American West.