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Clayton, John Middleton

John M. Belohlavek

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Clayton, John Middleton (24 July 1796–09 November 1856), U.S. senator and secretary of state, was born in Dagsborough, Delaware, the son of James Clayton, a tanner and farmer, and Sarah Middleton. Clayton attended boarding school before spending four years at Yale University under the tutelage of arch-Federalist ...

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Subjects: US Politics

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