Caleb R. Layton (8 Sep. 1851 - 11 Nov. 1930) was a U.S. Representative from Delaware. He was born on the Long farm near Frankford, Sussex County, Delaware. As a boy he attended the public schools as well as Georgetown Academy. He graduated from Amherst College in Massachusetts in 1873 and from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1876. He began the practice of medicine in Georgetown, Delaware. He served as secretary of the Republican County Committee from 1876 to 1888. Later, he was chairman of the Union Republican County Committee from 1896 to 1901 and delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1896, 1900, and 1904. He served also as editor of the Union Republican from 1897 to 1905. In 1901 he was appointed Secretary of State of Delaware, a position he held until 1905. He was appointed auditor for the State Department in Washington, D.C.,and served from 1906 to 1910. He was a member of the Progressive State committee from 1912 to 1918. Most significantly, he was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh United States Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1923). After this he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress. Finally, he resumed the practice of medicine in Georgetown until his death there in 1930. His son, Daniel J. Layton, went on to become the Supreme Court Justice of Delaware. He is interned in St. Paulâ€™s Churchyard.
Political Offices Preceded by: Albert F. Polk U.S. Representative from Delaware (at-large) March 4, 1919 - March 3, 1923 Succeeded by: William H. Boyce