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Caleb Rodney LAYTON

(1851-1930)

LAYTON, Caleb Rodney, a Representative from Delaware; born on the Long farm near Frankford, Sussex County, Del., September 8, 1851; attended the public schools and Georgetown Academy; was graduated from Amherst (Mass.) College in 1873 and from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1876 and began the practice of medicine in Georgetown, Del.; secretary of the Republican county committee 1876-1888; chairman of the Union Republican county committee 1896-1901; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1896, 1900, and 1904; editor of the Union Republican 1897-1905; secretary of state of Delaware 1901-1905; appointed auditor for the State Department and other departments in Washington, D.C., and served from 1906 to 1910; member of the Progressive State committee 1912-1918; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1923); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress; resumed the practice of medicine in Georgetown, Sussex County, Del., until his death there on November 11, 1930; interment in St. Paul’s Churchyard.

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

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