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Joshua Clayton

Joshua Clayton, American physician, governor of Delaware. member of staff of General Washington; member United States Senate from Delaware, January 19-August 11, 1798.

Background

  • Clayton, Joshua was born on December 20, 1744 in Dover, Delaware, United States. Son of John and Grace Clayton.

  • Education

    • Attended University of Pennsylvania, 1757-1762.

    Career

    • Commissioned major, 2d in command Bohemia Battalion Maryland, 1776. Commissioned colonel, appointed member of staff of General Washington. Elected member Delaware House of Assembly, 1785, 87.

      State treasurer Delaware, 1786. President Delaware, 1789-1792. 1st governor Delaware, 1792-1796.

      Member United States Senate from Delaware, January 19-August 11, 1798.

    Membership

    Member of staff of General Washington. Member United States Senate from Delaware, January 19-August 11, 1798.

    Connections

    • Married Rachael McCleary, 1776.
    • father: John Clayton
    • mother: Grace Clayton
    • spouse: Rachael McCleary
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    Born December 20, 1744
    Died August 11, 1798
    (aged 53)
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