Clayton, John M. (John Middleton), 1796-1856

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1796-07-24
Death 1856-11-09

Biographical notes:

Farmer, lawyer, and statesman.

From the description of John M. Clayton papers, 1798-1868 (bulk 1819-1850). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980031

Clayton served as U.S. Secretary of State, 1849-1850.

From the description of ALS, 1850 June 15 : Department of State, Washington, to John Charles Fremont. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 15531096

Politician

Clayton, who was born in Delaware, served in the U.S. Senate (1828-1836, 1845-1848) and as the U.S. Secretary of State 1849-1850. During his political career he was close friends with Henry Clay (before 1848) and an advisor to Governor of Kentucky J.J. Crittenden.

From the description of Kentucky portion of John M. Clayton papers, 1843-1851. (University of Kentucky Libraries). WorldCat record id: 13066996

Biographical Note

  • 1796: Born, Sussex County, Del.
  • 1815: Graduate, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1819: Admitted to the bar
  • 1822: Married Sarah Ann Fisher
  • 1829 - 1836 : United States senator
  • 1837 - 1839 : Chief justice of Delaware
  • 1845 - 1849 : United States senator
  • 1849 - 1850 : Secretary of state
  • 1850: Signed Clayton-Bulwer Treaty
  • 1853 - 1856 : United States senator
  • 1856, Nov. 9: Died, Dover, Del.

From the guide to the John M. Clayton Papers, 1798-1868, (bulk 1819-1850), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Explorers
  • Medals
  • Statesmen--Autographs
  • Discoveries in geography--American
  • Treaties

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  • Cabinet officers
  • Lawyers
  • Statesmen
  • Farmers
  • Governors
  • Politicians

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  • New Jersey (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Kentucky (as recorded)
  • Pea Patch Island (Del.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Delaware (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Mexico (as recorded)
  • Delaware (as recorded)
  • Pea Patch Island (Del.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • New Jersey (as recorded)