Clayton John Middleton
Clay·ton(klāt′n), John Middleton 1796-1856.
American public official who as secretary of state (1849-1850) negotiated the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty with Great Britain (1850), establishing the neutrality of a proposed canal across Central America.
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