[William Lockhart Clayton full-length seated portrait]

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Full-length informal seated portrait of William Lockhart Clayton with stone wall and floral curtain and books in background.

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Original print, black & white. 11" x 14"

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Creator: Unknown. c. 1947.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Robert Joy Collection and was provided by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 49 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Full-length informal seated portrait of William Lockhart Clayton with stone wall and floral curtain and books in background.

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Original print, black & white. 11" x 14"

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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.

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Robert Joy Collection

Considered Houston's premier portraitist, Robert Joy painted more than 350 portraits over a career that spanned more than 40 years. His subjects included lawyers, politicians, and the social elite.

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  • c. 1947

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  • Oct. 5, 2006, 8:21 p.m.

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[William Lockhart Clayton full-length seated portrait], photograph, c. 1947; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth18581/: accessed June 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.