Alexander Mosby Clayton

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The Honorable
Alexander Mosby Clayton
Member of the Provisional C.S. Congress
from Mississippi
In office
February 4, 1861 – May 11, 1861
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Alexander Bradford
Personal details
Born (1801-01-15)January 15, 1801
Campbell County, Virginia, U.S.
Died September 30, 1889(1889-09-30) (aged 88)
Benton County, Mississippi, U.S.
Resting place Hill Crest Cemetery, Holly Springs, Mississippi, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Lawyer

Alexander Mosby Clayton (January 15, 1801 – September 30, 1889) was an American jurist. He served as a member of the Provisional C.S. Congress from Mississippi (1861).

Early life and career[edit]

Alexander Mosby Clayton was born in Campbell County, Virginia. He migrated first to Arkansas, where he served on the Territorial Supreme Court in 1832, then to Mississippi where he served as a state court judge from 1842 to 1852. In 1853 he served as United States consul in Havana, Cuba. He represented the state in the Provisional C.S. Congress from February to May, 1861. He resigned and was appointed as a Confederate District Court Judge for the balance of the year. After the war he again served as a state court judge from 1866 to 1869.[citation needed]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Position established
Member of the Provisional C.S. Congress
from Mississippi

1861
Succeeded by
Alexander Bradford