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army officer

Bertram Tracy Clayton, American army officer. Member 56th Congress (1899-1901), 4th New York District.

Background

Clayton, Bertram Tracy was born on October 19, 1862 in Clayton, Alabama, United States. Son of General Henry De Lamar and Victoria Virginia (Hunter) Clayton.

Education

Brother of Henry De Lamar C. Student of University of Alabama, 1880-1882. Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1886.

Career

Second Lieutenant 11th Infantry, July 1, 1886. Resigned, May 31, 1888, to enter сivil engineering practice at Brooklyn. Adjunct 13th Regiment N.G.S.N.Y., 1890.

Major and engineer 2d Brigade, 1894. Organized troop C and elected captain, 1896, commanding same during Spanish-American War. In action at Coama, P.R., Aibonito Pass.

Colonel 14th Regiment, N.G.S.N.Y., 1899-1901.

Membership

Member 56th Congress (1899-1901), 4th New York District.

Connections

Married Louise M. Brasher, June 12, 1887. Married second, Mary D. Watson, September 2, 1907.

father:
General Henry De Lamar Clayton

mother:
Victoria Virginia (Hunter) Clayton

spouses:
Louise M. Brasher

Mary D. Watson