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Jeremiah McLENE

(1767-1837)

McLENE, Jeremiah, a Representative from Ohio; born in Cumberland County, Pa., in 1767; attended the common schools; served in the Revolutionary War as major general of militia; moved to Ohio and settled in Chillicothe, Ross County; member of the State house of representatives in 1807 and 1808; secretary of state of Ohio 1808-1831; moved to Columbus, Ohio, in 1816; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1837); unsuccessful for reelection in 1836 to the Twenty-fifth Congress; died in Washington D.C., March 19, 1837; interment in Congressional Cemetery.

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

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