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Henry De Lamar Clayton

Henry De Lamar Clayton, American judge. member Ala; member Dem; member 55th to 63d Congresses (1897-1915), 3d Ala.

Background

  • CLAYTON, Henry De Lamar was born on February 10, 1857 in Barbour Company, Alabama, United States. Son of Major General (C.S.A.) Henry De Lamar and Victoria Virginia (Hunter) Clayton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University of Alabama, 1877, Bachelor of Laws, 1878.

    Career

    • In practice, Clayton, Alabama, 1878-1880, Eufaula, Alabama, 1880-1914. Register in chancery, Barbour County, 1880-1884. Member Alabama General Assembly, 1890-1891.

      Presidential elector, 1888, 1892. Member Democratic National Committee, 1888-1914. United States district attorney Middle District, Alabama, 1893-1896.

      Member 55th to 63d Congresses (1897-1915), 3d Alabama District. Resigned from Congress, May 1914. United States district judge, Middle and Northern District of Alabama, May since 1914.

      Was chairman Committee on Judiciary, 62d and 63d Congresses. Author of The Clayton Act. Chairman Democratic caucus, 60th Congress.

      Permanent chairman Democratic National Convention, Denver, 1908.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member Ala; member Dem. Member 55th to 63d Congresses (1897-1915), 3d Ala.

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    • Married Virginia Ball Allen, 1882 (died 1883). Married second, Bettie, d.
    • father: Major General (C.S.A.) Henry De Lamar Clayton
    • mother: Victoria Virginia (Hunter) Clayton
    • spouses: Virginia Ball Allen
    • Bettie
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    Born February 10, 1857
    Died December 21, 1929
    (aged 72)
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