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Donald Holman McLEAN

(1884-1975)

McLEAN, Donald Holman, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., March 18, 1884; attended the public schools; was graduated from the law department of George Washington University, Washington, D.C., in 1906; served as a page in the United States Senate, 1897-1902; secretary to Senator John Kean, 1902-1911; was admitted to the bar 1909 and commenced practice in Elizabeth, N.J.; special master in chancery of New Jersey; supreme court commissioner of New Jersey; assistant prosecutor of the pleas of Union County, N.J., 1918-1923; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-third and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1945); was not a candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress; served as prosecutor of the pleas of Union County, N.J., from June 24, 1945, to April 18, 1946, when he was appointed judge of the New Jersey Court of Errors and Appeals; became judge of New Jersey Superior Court under reorganization of New Jersey judiciary in September 1948; reappointed in April 1952; retired March 18, 1954, under age requirement and returned to law practice; retired in 1968; resided in Elizabeth, N.J.; died in Burlington, Vt., August 19, 1975; cremated; ashes interred in Vail Memorial Cemetery, Parsippany, N.J.

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

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