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CLAYTON (Soundex C435) — See also BLAYTON, CAYTON, CLAUGHTON, CLAY, CLAYTEE, CLAYTOR, CLEATON, CLEETON, KLOTHEN, LAYTON, PLAYTER, SLAYTER, SLAYTON.

  CLAYTON: See also William Dozier Anderson — James J. Barbour — Thomas Claiborne — John Claiborne — Thomas Claiborne — Willye F. Clayton Dennis — John Boynton Philip Clayton Hill — Manlove Howard Jester — Ralph Waverly Wallace
  Clayton, Alexander Mosby (1801-1889) — also known as Alexander M. Clayton — of Lamar, Benton County, Miss. Born in Campbell County, Va., January 15, 1801. Democrat. Justice of Arkansas territorial supreme court, 1832; state court judge in Mississippi, 1842-52, 1866-69; U.S. Consul in Havana, 1853; delegate to Mississippi secession convention, 1861; Delegate from Mississippi to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861; Confederate District Judge, 1861; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1876 (member, Resolutions Committee). Died near Lamar, Benton County, Miss., September 30, 1889 (age 88 years, 258 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Holly Springs, Miss.
  Clayton, Augustin Smith (1783-1839) — also known as Augustin S. Clayton — of Athens, Clarke County, Ga. Born in Fredericksburg, Va., November 27, 1783. Member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1810; state court judge in Georgia, 1819; member of Georgia state senate, 1826; U.S. Representative from Georgia at-large, 1832-35. Died in Athens, Clarke County, Ga., June 21, 1839 (age 55 years, 206 days). Interment at Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Ga.
  Clayton County, Ga. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Clayton, Benjamin M. — of Cook County, Ill. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 1st District, 1928, 1938 (Republican primary). Burial location unknown.
  Clayton, Bertram Tracy (1862-1918) — also known as Bertram T. Clayton — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Manila, Philippines. Born near Clayton, Barbour County, Ala., October 19, 1862. Democrat. Civil engineer; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; U.S. Representative from New York 4th District, 1899-1901; defeated, 1900; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I. Killed in action in France, May 30, 1918 (age 55 years, 223 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Brother of Henry De Lamar Clayton (1857-1929); married, June 12, 1887, to Louise M. Brasher.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Clayton, C. W. — of Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Ariz. Mayor of Scottsdale, Ariz., 1964-65. Still living as of 1965.
  Clayton, Charles (1825-1885) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Devon, England, October 5, 1825. Republican. Member of California state assembly 8th District, 1863-67; U.S. Representative from California 1st District, 1873-75. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., October 4, 1885 (age 59 years, 364 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Clayton, Charles B. — of Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pa. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Clayton, Claude Feemster (1909-1969) — Born in Tupelo, Lee County, Miss., August 4, 1909. U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Mississippi, 1958-67; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 1967-69; died in office 1969. Died July 4, 1969 (age 59 years, 334 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Clayton, Claude L. — of Morehead, Rowan County, Ky. Democrat. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives 96th District, 1942-43. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Clayton, Diane Kamp — of Big Timber, Sweet Grass County, Mont. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 2004. Female. Still living as of 2004.
  Clayton, Elgie — of Emory, Rains County, Tex. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2000, 2004. Female. Still living as of 2004.
  Clayton, Elizabeth P. — of New Castle, New Castle County, Del. Republican. Postmaster at New Castle, Del., 1930-34. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Clayton, Ernest O. — of Waynesburg, Greene County, Pa. Republican. Postmaster at Waynesburg, Pa., 1955-58 (acting, 1955-56). Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Clayton, Eva McPherson (b. 1934) — also known as Eva M. Clayton — of North Carolina. Born in Savannah, Chatham County, Ga., September 16, 1934. Democrat. U.S. Representative from North Carolina 1st District, 1992-2003; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1996, 2000. Female. Presbyterian. African ancestry. Member, NAACP. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Clayton, George D., Jr. — of Hannibal, Marion County, Mo. Democrat. Member of Missouri state senate 13th District, 1933-40; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 13th District, 1943-44. Burial location unknown.
  Clayton, George M. — Republican. Member of Texas state board of education 12th District; elected 2010; defeated in primary, 2012. Still living as of 2012.
  Clayton, George R. — Georgia state treasurer, 1806-25. Burial location unknown.
  Clayton, George W. — of Ludington, Mason County, Mich. Postmaster at Ludington, Mich., 1871. Burial location unknown.
  Clayton, Gerald — Prohibition candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Clayton, Gilbert — of Lakewood, Ocean County, N.J. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1924. Burial location unknown.
  Clayton, Godfrey F. — of Stevens Point, Portage County, Wis. Mayor of Stevens Point, Wis., 1943-46. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
Henry D. Clayton Clayton, Henry De Lamar (1857-1929) — also known as Henry D. Clayton — of Eufaula, Barbour County, Ala. Born near Clayton, Barbour County, Ala., February 10, 1857. Democrat. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1888, 1892; member of Democratic National Committee from Alabama, 1888; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1890-91; U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, 1893-96; U.S. Representative from Alabama 3rd District, 1897-1914; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1908, 1912 (speaker); U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama, 1914. Author of the Clayton Antitrust Act. Died in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., December 21, 1929 (age 72 years, 314 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Eufaula, Ala.
  Relatives: Brother of Bertram Tracy Clayton (1862-1918).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, August 1908
  Clayton, Herman See J. Herman Clayton
  Clayton, Howard — of McGehee, Desha County, Ark. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Clayton, J. A. — of San Jose, Santa Clara County, Calif. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1888. Burial location unknown.
  Clayton, J. E. — of Yuba County, Calif. Member of California state assembly 15th District, 1855-56. Burial location unknown.
  Clayton, J. Herman — of Illinois. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 25th District, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Clayton, J. Vance — of Arkansas. Arkansas state treasurer, 1950. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Clayton, Mrs. James — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1972. Female. Still living as of 1972.
  Clayton, Jane G. — of Rumson, Monmouth County, N.J. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1972. Female. Still living as of 1972.
  Clayton, John — of Georgia. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Georgia 2nd District, 1994. Still living as of 1994.
  Clayton, John M. — of Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Ark. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 2nd District, 1874, 1888; delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1888. Burial location unknown.
  Clayton, John Middleton (1796-1856) — also known as John M. Clayton — of Dover, Kent County, Del.; New Castle, New Castle County, Del. Born in Dagsboro, Sussex County, Del., July 24, 1796. Lawyer; member of Delaware state house of representatives from Kent County, 1824; secretary of state of Delaware, 1826-28; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1829-36, 1845-49, 1853-56; resigned 1836, 1849; died in office 1856; justice of Delaware state supreme court, 1837-39; U.S. Secretary of State, 1849-50. Died in Dover, Kent County, Del., November 9, 1856 (age 60 years, 108 days). Interment at Presbyterian Cemetery, Dover, Del.
  Relatives: Nephew of Joshua Clayton; great-granduncle of Clayton Douglass Buck (1890-1965); cousin *** of Thomas Clayton.
  Political families: DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Clayton family of Dover and New Castle, Delaware (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Clayton County, Iowa and Clay County, Ark. are named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Clayton, John Monroe (b. 1851) — of Engelhard, Hyde County, N.C. Born in Engelhard, Hyde County, N.C., October 18, 1851. Democrat. Farmer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Hyde County, 1913-16. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Clayton, Joseph — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Socialist. Candidate for New York state assembly from Kings County 15th District, 1921. Burial location unknown.
  Clayton, Joseph Bell — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Socialist. Candidate for New York state assembly from Kings County 14th District, 1901 (Social Democratic), 1907 (Socialist). Burial location unknown.
  Clayton, Joshua (1744-1798) — of Delaware. Born in Cecil County, Md., July 20, 1744. Physician; served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Delaware state treasurer, 1786-89; President of Delaware, 1789-92; Governor of Delaware, 1793-96; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1798; died in office 1798. Presbyterian. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 11, 1798 (age 54 years, 22 days). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, New Castle County, Del.; reinterment at Bethel Cemetery, Chesapeake City, Md.
  Relatives: Son of James Clayton and Eleanor (Edinfield) Clayton; married to Rachel (McCleary) Bassett (adoptive daughter of Richard Bassett); father of Thomas Clayton; uncle of John Middleton Clayton (1796-1856).
  Political families: Clayton family of Dover and New Castle, Delaware; DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Clayton, Joshua — of Elkton, Cecil County, Md. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1928 (Convention Vice-President), 1936. Burial location unknown.
  Clayton, Lee B. — of Gary, Lake County, Ind. Mayor of Gary, Ind., 1937. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Clayton, Lori J. — of Stillwater, Washington County, Minn. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1984. Female. Still living as of 1984.
  Clayton, Myrtle — of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1980. Still living as of 1980.
  Clayton, Nelson J. — of Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pa. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1944, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Clayton, O. Y. — of Roxboro, Person County, N.C. Republican. Chair of Person County Republican Party, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Clayton, Oswald R. — of Herkimer County, N.Y. Progressive. Candidate for New York state assembly from Herkimer County, 1914. Burial location unknown.
  Clayton, Paul — of McAlester, Pittsburg County, Okla. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Clayton, Paul D. — Democrat. Candidate for Texas state house of representatives 19th District, 2002, 2006. Still living as of 2006.
Powell Clayton Clayton, Powell (1833-1914) — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark.; Eureka Springs, Carroll County, Ark. Born in Bethel, Delaware County, Pa., August 7, 1833. Republican. Engineer; surveyor; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; planter; president and general manager, Eureka Springs Railway; Governor of Arkansas, 1868-71; U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1871-77; delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1872 (delegation chair), 1876, 1880, 1884, 1888, 1892, 1896 (speaker), 1908, 1912; member of Republican National Committee from Arkansas, 1872-74, 1896-1912; U.S. Minister to Mexico, 1897-98; U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, 1898-1905. Died in Washington, D.C., August 25, 1914 (age 81 years, 18 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of John Clayton and Ann (Clark) Clayton; married, December 14, 1865, to Adaline McGraw.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Image source: New York Public Library
  Clayton, Powell — of Arkansas. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 5th District, 1924. Burial location unknown.
  Clayton, Robert B. — of Ashland, Schuylkill County, Pa. Republican. Postmaster at Ashland, Pa., 1897-1906. Burial location unknown.
  Clayton, Robert T. — U.S. Consul in Pará, as of 1884. Burial location unknown.
  Clayton, Samuel S. — of Ada, Hardin County, Ohio. Postmaster at Ada, Ohio, 1887-89. Burial location unknown.
  Clayton, Taj — Democrat. Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Texas 30th District, 2012. Still living as of 2012.
  Clayton, Thomas (1777-1854) — of Dover, Kent County, Del. Born in Kent County, Md., July, 1777. Lawyer; member of Delaware state house of representatives, 1802-06, 1810, 1812-13; member of Delaware state senate, 1808, 1808, 1821; secretary of state of Delaware, 1808-10; Delaware state attorney general, 1810-15; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1815-17; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1824-27, 1837-47; common pleas court judge in Delaware, 1828; superior court judge in Delaware, 1832. Died in New Castle, New Castle County, Del., August 21, 1854 (age 77 years, 0 days). Interment at Presbyterian Cemetery, Dover, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Joshua Clayton (1744-1798); cousin *** of John Middleton Clayton.
  Political families: Clayton family of Dover and New Castle, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Clayton, Vance See J. Vance Clayton
  Clayton, Virgil P. — of Columbia, Richland County, S.C. Republican. Postmaster at Columbia, S.C., 1889-90. Burial location unknown.
  Clayton, W. L. — of Meridian, Lauderdale County, Miss. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Clayton, Walter F. (b. 1865) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., 1865. Republican. Architect; builder; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 21st District, 1921-25. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Clayton, William C. — of Mineral County, W.Va. Member of West Virginia state senate 11th District, 1875-77. Burial location unknown.
  Clayton, William F. — U.S. Attorney for South Dakota, 1969-77. Still living as of 1977.
  Clayton, William Henry Harrison — also known as William H. H. Clayton — of Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark. Republican. U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, 1875-85, 1889-93; delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1896 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: William Henry Harrison
  Clayton, William M. — of Denver, Colo. Mayor of Denver, Colo., 1868-69. Burial location unknown.
  Clayton, William S. — of California. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Clayton, Willis S. — of San Jose, Santa Clara County, Calif. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1916. Burial location unknown.


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