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Clayton John Middleton

Clayton, John Middleton, was born in Delaware, U.S.A., in 1796. Graduating at Yale College, he practised the law with success. In 1829 he was elected senator, and sat in Congress for seven years, when he was appointed chief justice of his native state. Returned again to Congress in 1845, he became Secretary of State in Taylor's presidency, and concluded the "Clayton-Bulwer Treaty" (1850) to settle matters in dispute between England and the United States as to Central America. He retired from office that year. but remained in the senate until his death in 1856.