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Joshua Clayton

physician , governor of Delaware

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