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Henry De Lamar Clayton

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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.

Membership

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

Connections

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