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George Payne McLEAN

(1857-1932)
Senate Years of Service:
1911-1929
Party:
Republican

McLEAN, George Payne, a Senator from Connecticut; born in Simsbury, Hartford County, Conn., October 7, 1857; attended the common schools; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1881 and commenced practice in Hartford, Conn.; member, State house of representatives 1883-1884; member of the commission to revise the Connecticut statutes 1885; member, State senate 1886; United States district attorney for Connecticut 1892-1896; resumed the practice of law in Hartford; Governor of Connecticut 1901-1902; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1911; reelected in 1916 and again in 1922 and served from March 4, 1911, to March 3, 1929; declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1928; chairman, Committee on Forest Reservations and Game Protection (Sixty-second and Sixty-fifth Congresses), Committee on Banking and Currency (Sixty-sixth through Sixty-ninth Congresses), Committee on Manufactures (Seventieth Congress); resumed the practice of law in Hartford, Conn.; died in Simsbury, Conn., June 6, 1932; interment in Simsbury Cemetery.

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

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