Clinton. 1 Town (2020 pop. 13,185), Middlesex co., S Conn., on Long Island Sound; settled 1663, set off from Killingworth and inc. 1838. The school that later became Yale opened here in 1702. Clinton is today an affluent suburb with shopping malls and vineyards. 2 City (2020 pop. 24,469), seat of Clinton co., E central Iowa, on the Mississippi, in a corn and livestock area; inc. 1859. An industrial and rail center, it has food-processing (especially corn) and diverse manufacturing industries. Clinton grew as a lumbering town and in the 1880s was a great sawmill center in the Midwest, but the forests were depleted. 3 Village (2020 pop. 1687), Oneida co., central N.Y., settled 17, inc. 1843. A part of the town of Kirkland, it is the home of Hamilton College. In 1867, the Clinton Pharmaceutical Company was founded there, relocating to Syracuse three years later; it later became Bristol-Myers Squibb. Elihu Root secretary of state and war under presidents McKinley and Roosevelt, was born there.

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