Addison S. McClure

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Addison S. McClure
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 18th district
In office
March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883
Preceded by Jonathan T. Updegraff
Succeeded by William McKinley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 17th district
In office
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897
Preceded by James A. D. Richards
Succeeded by John A. McDowell
Personal details
Born October 10, 1839
Wooster, Ohio
Died April 17, 1903(1903-04-17) (aged 63)
Wooster, Ohio
Resting place Wooster Cemetery
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Mary L. Brigham
Children one son
Military service
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch United States Union Army
Years of service April, 1861 - August, 1864
Rank Union army cpt rank insignia.jpg Captain
Unit Ohio 16th Ohio Infantry

Addison S. McClure (October 10, 1839 - April 17, 1903) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Biography[edit]

Born in Wooster, Ohio, McClure pursued an academic course in Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania (now Washington & Jefferson College). He studied law in the office of Martin Welker,[1] was admitted to the bar in 1861, thereafter practicing in Wooster. He entered the Army as a private in April 1861. He was elected captain of Company H, Sixteenth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in October of the same year. He was captured December 29, 1862, during the Vicksburg Campaign, and held as a prisoner of war until he was exchanged in May 1863.[1] He was discharged in August 1864.[1]

He served as recorder of Wayne County in 1867. He was also appointed postmaster of Wooster in 1867, and reappointed in both 1872 and 1876. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1868 and 1876.

McClure was elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883). While he was not reelected in 1882, he was elected to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897). Again failing to be reelected in 1896, McClure resumed the practice of law. He died in Wooster, Ohio, on April 17, 1903. He was interred in Wooster Cemetery.

McClure married Mary L. Brigham of Vienna Township, Michigan on September 26, 1866. They had one son.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Douglas, Ben (1900). History of the lawyers of Wayne County, Ohio, from 1812 to 1900. Clapper Printing. pp. 51–67. 

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