Eva M. Clayton

Eva M. Clayton ( born September 16, 1934 in Savannah, Georgia) is an American politician. Between 1992 and 2003, she represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Eva Clayton attended until 1955 the Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. She then studied until 1962 at North Carolina Central University in Durham. Later, she became director of the University of North Carolina Health Manpower Development Program. Between 1977 and 1981 she worked as Head of Department at the Ministry for the management of natural resources and for urban extensions of the State Government of North Carolina. Politically, Clayton was a member of the Democratic Party. In 1968, she ran unsuccessfully for Congress yet. From 1982 to 1992 she was a district administrator in Warren County.

After the death of Mr Walter B. Jones, she was at the due election for the first seat of North Carolina as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where they took up their new mandate on 3 November 1992. After four elections they could remain until January 3, 2003 at the Congress. In her time as a Congressman, the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001 fell. In 2002, she gave up another candidacy.

In 2003, Eva Clayton board member of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO ), an agency of the UN, the fight against hunger is dedicated to and therefore attempts to increase agricultural productivity worldwide. She is married to Theaoseus Clayton.