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Samuel McLEAN

(1826-1877)

McLEAN, Samuel, a Delegate from the Territory of Montana; born at Summit Hill, Carbon County, Pa., August 7, 1826; attended the select schools of Wyoming Valley, Pa., and Lafayette College, Easton, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1849 and commenced practice in Mauch Chunk, Pa.; prosecuting attorney of Carbon County, Pa., 1855-1860; attorney general of the provisional Territory of Jefferson (afterward Colorado) in 1860; moved to Bannock, Mont., in 1862; when the Territory of Montana was formed was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses and served from January 6, 1865, to March 3, 1867; was not a candidate for renomination in 1866; president of McLean Silver Mining Co. in 1870; moved to Virginia and settled on a plantation near Burkeville in 1870; died in Burkeville, Nottoway County, Va., July 16, 1877; interment in the churchyard of the Presbyterian Church.

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

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