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Powell Clayton

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Powell Clayton, American senator, governor. member State Central Committee, Arkansas, since 1867; member Republican National Committee, 1872-1913 (except about 3 years). Governor of Arkansas, 1868-1871; member committee of arrangements Republican National Convention, St. Louis, 1896, and.

Background

Clayton, Powell was born on August 7, 1833 in Bethel, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John and Ann (Clark) Clayton.

Education

Public schools and Partridge Military Academy, Bristol, Pennsylvania. Studied civil engineering, Wilmington, Delaware. Went to Kansas, 1855.

In civil engineering practice to 1861. City engineer Leavenworth, Kansas, 1859-1861. Captain 1st Kansas Infantry, May 29, 1861.

Lieutenant colonel 5th Kansas Cavalry, December 28, 1861. Colonel, March 7, 1862. Brigadier general vols., August 24, 1864.

Honorary discharged, August 24, 1865.

Career

Purchased and settled upon a plantation near Pine Bluff, Arkansas, after close of war. Removed to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, 1882, where same year built the Eureka Springs Railway. Later built the st. railway and as chairman water and sewer boards constructed sewer system and water works there.

President Crescent Hotel Company, Eureka Springs, and director Missouri&N.Ark. Railway Company Active in politics from organization of Republican party. Member State Central Committee, Arkansas, since 1867.

Member Republican National Committee, 1872-1913 (except about 3 years). Governor of Arkansas, 1868-1871. United States senator, 1871-1877.

Attended every Republican National Convention, 1872-1912. Member committee of arrangements Republican National Convention, St. Louis, 1896, and member Executive Committee Republican National Committee and chairman of speaker’s bureau, at New York, during following campaign. American ambassador to Mexico, 1897-1905.

Address: Washington, Distric.

Membership

Member State Central Committee, Arkansas, since 1867. Member Republican National Committee, 1872-1913 (except about 3 years). Governor of Arkansas, 1868-1871.

Member committee of arrangements Republican National Convention, St. Louis, 1896, and.

Connections

Married Adaline McGraw, December 14, 1865.

father:
John Clayton

mother:
Ann (Clark) Clayton

spouse:
Adaline McGraw