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Charles CLAYTON

(1825-1885)

CLAYTON, Charles, a Representative from California; born in Derbyshire, England, October 5, 1825; attended the public schools; alcalde of Santa Clara, Calif., 1849-1850; founded, Santa Clara flour mills; miller; member of the California state assembly, 1863-1866; member of the board of supervisors of San Francisco, Calif., 1864-1869; United States surveyor of customs of the port and district of San Francisco, Calif., 1870; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); was not a candidate for renomination to the Forty-fourth Congress in 1874; California state prison director, 1881-1882; died on October 4, 1885, in Oakland, Calif.; interment in Mountain View Cemetery, Calif.

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

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