Powell Clayton

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Birthday
7, 1833
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Aug 25, 1914 (81)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
7, 1833
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Aug 25, 1914 (81)

About

Politician, military veteran and engineer who served as a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War and became the first Republican Governor of Arkansas. He was later named the United States Ambassador to Mexico.

Before Fame

He attended an engineering school in Delaware before working full-time as an engineer in Kansas.

Trivia

He lost his left hand in a hunting accident near Little Rock in September 1868.

Family Life

He married Adaline McGraw from Helena, Arkansas. His brother, Republican Congressman John M. Clayton, was assassinated in 1889.

Associated With

He served as the United States Ambassador to Mexico during the presidency of William McKinley.