Archives & Special Collections: Finding Aids


Document Type

Finding Aid

Collection Date





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.



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.