Clayton, John Middleton

Clayton, John Middleton
born July 24, 1796, Dagsboro, Del., U.S.
died Nov. 9, 1856, Dover, Del.

U.S. politician.

He served as Delaware's secretary of state (1826–28) and chief justice (1837). He also represented Delaware in the U.S. Senate (1829–36, 1845–49). As U.S. secretary of state (1849–50) under Pres. Zachary Taylor, he negotiated the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty.

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▪ American politician

born July 24, 1796, Dagsboro, Del., U.S.
died Nov. 9, 1856, Dover, Del.
 U.S. public official best known for his part in negotiating the Clayton–Bulwer Treaty (1850), aimed at harmonizing U.S.–British interests in Central America.

      Clayton entered politics as a member of the Delaware House of Representatives (1824) and served as secretary of state for Delaware (1826–28). In 1829 he was elected to the U.S. Senate by forces opposed to Andrew Jackson, was reelected in 1835 as a Whig, but resigned the next year. He was elected chief justice of Delaware in 1837 and in 1845 reentered the Senate. His term as secretary of state (under Pres. Zachary Taylor; March 1849–July 22, 1850) was notable for his negotiation with the British minister in Washington, D.C., of a treaty dealing with canal rights in Central America. In March 1853 Clayton again entered the Senate and served until his death.

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