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McCLELLAND, William, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Mount Jackson, Lawrence County, Pa., March 2, 1842; attended Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pa.; served in the Civil War four years; attended Allegheny College; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice at Mount Jackson in 1870; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1873); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1872 to the Forty-third Congress; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Harrisburg, Pa., February 7, 1892; interment in Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present