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Blair McCLENACHAN

(Â1812)

McCLENACHAN, Blair, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Ireland, birth date unknown; immigrated to the United States at an early age and settled in Philadelphia, Pa.; engaged in mercantile pursuits and in banking and shipping; one of the founders of and served with the First Troop of Philadelphia Cavalry during the Revolutionary War; in 1780 he subscribed a large sum of money to help the American forces and aided the Continental Congress with money and credit; member of the State house of representatives, 1790-1795; elected as a Republican to the Fifth Congress (March 4, 1797-March 3, 1799); died in Philadelphia, Pa., May 8, 1812; interment in a vault in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

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

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