Charles W. McClammy

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Charles Washington McClammy (May 28, 1839 – February 27, 1896) was a Democratic representative elected from North Carolina’s 3rd congressional district.[1] He was born at Scotts Hill, North Carolina. He pursued an academic course and was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1859.[2] Following his school career, McClammy began teaching from 1859-1861. He enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1861, and by successive promotions became major in the Third North Carolina Cavalry Regiment and served throughout the American Civil War.[1] McClammy also engaged in agricultural pursuits at Scotts Hill. He was a member of the State house of representatives in 1866, served in the State senate in 1871 and was elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891).[3] He resumed agricultural pursuits while he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress. McClammy died in a boiler explosion on his plantation at Scott's Hill on February 26, 1896,[4] and his remains buried at the family cemetery.


  1. ^ a b Various authors. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Volume 9. James T. White & Company. p. 213. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Printed Program for Commencement Exercises, June 2, 1859". University Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Thomas Herringshaw (ed.). National Library of American Biography. American Publisher's Association. p. 88. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Killed by an Explosion.". Daily True American. 27 February 1896. p. 1. Retrieved 27 August 2011.