[Portrait of William Lockhart Clayton with hat]

Description:

Portrait of William Lockhart Clayton with hat.

Creator(s): Attia, R. N.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: c. 1937  
Partner(s):
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Collection(s):
Robert Joy Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 86
Past 30 days: 8
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: c. 1937
  • Digitized: September 29, 2006
Coverage:
Place
United States
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Date
c. 1937  
Description:

Portrait of William Lockhart Clayton with hat.

Note:

William Lockhart Clayton (1880-1966) co-founded Anderson, Clayton & Co., a leading cotton merchandiser that was headquartered in Houston from 1916. He served on the Committee of Cotton Distribution of the War Industries Board during World War I. During WWII he held a number of important government positions leading to his appointment as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs in 1944, where he was instrumental in the development of the Marshall Plan. In the late '40s he returned to Houston but remained active and respected in the economic community continuing to voice his support for free trade. Through the Clayton Fund he contributed to many philanthropic causes, most notably to Johns Hopkins University, Tufts University and the University of Texas.

Physical Description:

Original print, black & white. 4.5" x 6.5"

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Partner:
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Collection:
Robert Joy Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: MS39-16-006
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth18745
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public