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Patrick McLANE

(1875-1946)

McLANE, Patrick, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in County Mayo, Ireland, March 14, 1875; immigrated to the United States in 1882 with his parents, who settled in Scranton, Pa.; attended the public schools; worked in the coal mines of Scranton, Pa., for thirteen years; during the Spanish-American War served in the Eleventh Regiment, United States Army, in 1898 and 1899; became a locomotive engineer; member of the Scranton School Board 1904-1911; delegate to the Democratic State convention in 1905; member of the Democratic State committee in 1914; presented credentials as a Democratic Member-elect to the Sixty-sixth Congress and served from March 4, 1919, to February 25, 1921, when he was succeeded by John R. Farr, who contested the election; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1922 to the Sixty-seventh Congress and in 1924 to the Sixty-eighth Congress; employed as a locomotive engineer until his death in Scranton, Pa., November 13, 1946; interment in Cathedral Cemetery.

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

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