Clayton, Claude F. (Claude Feemster), 1909-1969; Rankin, John E. (John Elliott), 1882-1960; Civil rights - Mississippi; Judges -- Mississippi; Law -- United States – Cases; Military uniforms -- American; Mississippi. National Guard; Political campaigns -- Mississippi; United States. Court of Appeals (5th Circuit); United States. District Court (Mississippi: Northern District)
General Physical Description Note
57.0 Linear feet
Claude F. Clayton served as a judge in the U.S. District Court of Northern Mississippi (1958-67) and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1967-69). His collection contains judicial files from his tenure on both courts. It also includes records from two unsuccessful campaigns for U.S. Congress in 1946 and 1948 and papers from his thirty-plus years of service in the Mississippi National Guard where he retired as major general and commander of the 31st Infantry Division.
Claude F. Clayton Collection (MUM00737), Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi