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Bertram Tracy Clayton
Birth: Oct. 19, 1862
Barbour County
Alabama, USA
Death: May 30, 1918
Departement de l'Oise
Picardie, France

US Congressman, US Army Officer. He attended the University of Alabama, then entered and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1886, being commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the 11th Regiment, US Army Infantry. He resigned in April 1888, to go into business as a civil engineer in Brooklyn, New York and served during the Spanish-American War as a Captain of Troop C, New York Volunteers, US Army. After the war, he was placed in command of Troops A, B and C of the New York Cavalry and served throughout the Puerto Rican Campaign. In 1899, he was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth Congress, serving until 1901. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, President Teddy Roosevelt appointed him Captain in the US Regular Army in April 1901. He then was quartermaster in the US Army forces in the Philippine Islands, (1901-04) and quartermaster and disbursing officer of the US Military Academy, West Point, (1911-14). During World War I, he served as Colonel in the Quartermaster Corps of the American Army of the First Division in France, until he was killed in action at age 55. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Henry Delamar Clayton (1827 - 1889)
  Victoria Virginia Hunter Clayton (1832 - 1908)
  Mary Elizabeth D'Aubert Clayton (____ - 1922)
  Victoria Virginia Clayton Williams*
  Sarah Elizabeth Bowler Clayton Walthour (1852 - 1928)*
  Theresa Emily Clayton (1855 - 1856)*
  Henry De Lamar Clayton (1857 - 1929)*
  Bertram Tracy Clayton (1862 - 1918)
  Jeff Davis Clayton (1869 - 1941)*
  Lee Johnston Clayton (1874 - 1946)*
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Killed in action
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 3, Lot 2183
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: May 04, 2000
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Bertram Tracy Clayton
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- bob tarte
 Added: Sep. 3, 2015
Your distinguished service to our country is remembered by the Sons of Spanish American War Veterans.
- Spanish American War
 Added: May. 29, 2015
Col. Bertram Clayton was a graduate of the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1886. A summary career biography of him is given in entry #3141 in Cullum's Biographical Register of the Graduates of the Military Academy; it is online, as is his o...(Read more)
- Bill Thayer (History of West Point)
 Added: Dec. 3, 2014
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