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John Clayton was also the birth name of the fictional character Tarzan. Public domain, since I lifted it from a U.S. Government website at [1] This image is in the public domain in the United States and possibly other jurisdictions. ... A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... Tarzan, a character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, first appeared in the 1914 novel Tarzan of the Apes, and then in twenty-three sequels. ...


John Middleton Clayton (July 24, 1796November 9, 1856) was an American statesman from Delaware who served as a U.S. Senator and as the U.S. Secretary of State from 1849 to 1850. July 24 is the 205th day (206th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 160 days remaining. ... 1796 was a leap year starting on Friday. ... November 9 is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 52 days remaining. ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... State nickname: The First State Other U.S. States Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Governor Ruth Ann Minner Official languages None Area 6,452 km² (49th)  - Land 5,068 km²  - Water 1,387 km² (21. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... The United States Secretary of State is the head of the United States Department of State, concerned with foreign affairs. ...


He came from a Quaker family long prominent in the political life of Delaware. He graduated from Yale University in 1815, and in 1819 began to practice law in Dover, Delaware. For a time he was associated with his cousin, Thomas Clayton (1778-1854), who was also a prominent statesman and U.S. Senator. The Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers, or Friends, is a religious community founded in England in the 17th century. ... This article is about the institution of higher learning in the United States. ... Dover is the capital of Delaware, a state of the United States of America. ... Thomas Clayton (July, 1777–August 21, 1854) was a Senator from the American state of Delaware in the 19th Century. ...


Clayton became a member of the Delaware House of Representatives in 1824, and was the secretary of state from December 1826 to October 1828. In 1829 he was elected to the United State Senate. In 1831 he was a member of the Delaware Constitutional Convention, and resigned from the Senate in 1936. From 1837 to 1839 he was the Chief Justice of Delaware. In 1845 he again became a U.S. senator, where he opposed the annexation of Texas and the Mexican-American War, but advocated the active prosecution of the latter once it was begun. In March 1849 he became secretary of state in President Zachary Taylor's cabinet. His tenure at the Deptartment of State was brief ending on the July 22, 1850, soon after Taylor's death. His notable accomlishments as Secretary of State was the negotiation of the of the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty with the British minister, Sir Henry Bulwer-Lytton. For the last time he became a U.S. Senator in March 1853 until his death in Dover, Delaware in 1856. His contemporaries considered Clayton one of the most skilled debaters and orators in the Senate. A constitutional convention is an informal and uncodified procedural agreement that is followed by the institutions of a state. ... Republic of Texas The Texas Annexation of 1845 was the annexation of Texas by the United States of America as the 28th state. ... The Mexican-American War was a war fought between the United States and Mexico between 1846 and 1848. ... Seal of the President of the United States, official impression The President of the United States is the head of state of the United States. ... Zachary Taylor (November 24, 1784 – July 9, 1850), also known as Old Rough and Ready, was the twelfth President of the United States, serving from 1849 to 1850. ... July 22 is the 203rd day (204th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 162 days remaining. ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Signed in 1850 by the United States and Britain, the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty was an agreement that both nations were not to colonize or control any Central American republic. ... Sir William Henry Lytton Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1801-1872), later Baron Dalling and Bulwer, was a British diplomat and writer. ...


In 1934, Delaware donated a statue of Clayton to the National Statuary Hall Collection. 1934 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The National Statuary Hall Collection in the United States Capitol is comprised of statues donated by individual states to honor persons notable in their history. ...


This article incorporates text from the public domain 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica (1911) in many ways represents the sum of knowledge at the beginning of the 20th century. ...


External link

  • Architect of the Capitol: John Clayton (http://www.aoc.gov/cc/art/nsh/clayton.htm)
  • [1] (http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000496)


Preceded by:
Henry M. Ridgeley
U. S. Senator from Delaware, Class 2
1829–1836
Succeeded by:
Thomas Clayton
Preceded by:
Richard H. Bayard
U. S. Senator from Delaware, Class 1
1845-49
Succeeded by:
John Wales
Preceded by:
James Buchanan
United States Secretary of State
March 8, 1849July 22, 1850
Succeeded by:
Daniel Webster
Preceded by:
Presley Spruance
U. S. Senator from Delaware, Class 2
1853–1856
Succeeded by:
Joseph P. Comegys


Delaware ratified the Constitution on December 7, 1787. ... Thomas Clayton (July, 1777–August 21, 1854) was a Senator from the American state of Delaware in the 19th Century. ... Richard Henry Bayard (September 26, 1796–March 4, 1868) was a United States Senator representing Delaware in the 19th Century. ... Delaware ratified the Constitution on December 7, 1787. ... John Wales (July 31, 1783–December 3, 1863) was a United States Senator representing Delaware in the 19th Century. ... For the economist of this name, see James M. Buchanan. ... The Seal of the United States Secretary of State The United States Secretary of State is the head of the United States Department of State, concerned with foreign affairs. ... March 8 is the 67th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (68th in Leap years). ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... July 22 is the 203rd day (204th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 162 days remaining. ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Daniel Webster Daniel Webster (January 18, 1782 – October 24, 1852) was a United States Senator and Secretary of State. ... Delaware ratified the Constitution on December 7, 1787. ...


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John Middleton Clayton - LoveToKnow 1911 (337 words)
JOHN MIDDLETON CLAYTON (1796-1856), American politician, was born in Dagsborough, Sussex county, Delaware, on the 24th of July 1796.
He graduated at Yale in 1815, and in 1819 began to practise law at Dover, Delaware, 'where for a time he was associated with his cousin, Thomas Clayton (1778-1854), subsequently a United States senator and chief-justice of the state.
By his contemporaries Clayton was considered one of the ablest debaters and orators in the Senate.
The Clayton Herbarium: About John Clayton - Botany Dept (BM), NHM, London (555 words)
John Clayton was born in 1694 in Fulham, Middlesex, and brought up in comparative wealth until 1715 when he emigrated to Virginia joining his father, John Clayton senior, who became Attorney General for the colony between 1713 and 1737.
John Clayton junior was educated in law and, in 1720, took up a post as Clerk to the County Court of Gloucester County that he was to hold until he was seventy-nine.
Clayton was also sending seeds as well as dried specimens and some of these found their way to George Clifford's estate, Hartekamp (near Haarlem, Holland), where Linnaeus was working between 1735 and 1737, classifying and describing Clifford's plants.
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