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Charles McCLURE

(1804-1846)

McCLURE, Charles, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born on Willow Grove farm, near Carlisle, Pa., in 1804; was graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., in 1824; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1826 and practiced; member of the State house of representatives in 1835; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1839); elected to the Twenty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William S. Ramsey and served from December 7, 1840, to March 3, 1841; served as secretary of state of Pennsylvania 1843-1845, and was active in promoting the public-school system of Pennsylvania; died in Allegheny, Pa., on January 10, 1846; interment in Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.

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

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