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Addison S. McCLURE

(1839-1903)

McCLURE, Addison S., a Representative from Ohio; born in Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio, October 10, 1839; pursued an academic course in Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1861 and commenced practice in Wooster; entered the Army as a private in April 1861; was elected captain of Company H, Sixteenth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in October of the same year; recorder of Wayne County in 1867; appointed postmaster of Wooster in 1867 and reappointed in 1872 and 1876; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1868 and 1876; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress; elected to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Wooster, Ohio, April 17, 1903; interment in Wooster Cemetery.

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

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