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Bertram Tracy Clayton

  • Birth 19 Oct 1862 Clayton, Barbour County, Alabama, USA
  • Death 30 May 1918 Montdidier, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France
  • Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
  • Plot Section 3, Site 2183
  • Memorial ID 9210

US Congressman, United States 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

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  • Added: 4 May 2000
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