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Clayton Douglass BUCK

(1890-1965)
Senate Years of Service:
1943-1949
Party:
Republican

BUCK, Clayton Douglass, (great-grandnephew of John M. Clayton), a Senator from Delaware; born at “Buena Vista,” the family estate, in New Castle County, Del., March 21, 1890; was graduated from Friends School, Wilmington, Del., and for two years attended the University of Pennsylvania Engineering School at Philadelphia; engaged in road building and engineering work in Delaware; private, U.S. Army 1917-1919; chief engineer of the Delaware State Highway Department 1922-1929; Governor of Delaware 1929-1937; engaged in the banking business; member of the Republican National Committee 1930-1937; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1942 and served from January 3, 1943, to January 3, 1949; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948; chairman, Committee on the District of Columbia (Eightieth Congress); resumed the banking business; tax commissioner of Delaware 1953-1957; was a resident of Buena Vista, New Castle County, Del., until his death January 27, 1965; interment in family plot in Immanuel Episcopal Church Grounds, New Castle, Del.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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