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William McLEAN

(1794-1839)

McLEAN, William, (brother of John McLean), a Representative from Ohio; born in Mason County, Ky., August 10, 1794; moved with his parents to a farm in Warren County, Ohio, in 1799; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1814 and commenced practice in Cincinnati, Ohio; moved to Piqua, Miami County, Ohio, in 1820; receiver of public moneys in Piqua, Ohio; through his efforts a subsidy of 500,000 acres of land was procured for building the Ohio Canal from Cincinnati to Cleveland; elected as an Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress and reelected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth, and Twentieth Congresses (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1829); chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs (Twentieth Congress); returned to Cincinnati, Ohio; engaged in mercantile pursuits and the practice of his profession in Cincinnati; also interested in agricultural pursuits; died in Cincinnati October 12, 1839; interment in the Catharine Street Burying Ground; reinterment in Spring Grove Cemetery April 2, 1863.

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

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