Finis McLean

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Finis Ewing McLean
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851
Preceded by Samuel Peyton
Succeeded by Presley Ewing
Personal details
Born February 19, 1806
Russellville, Kentucky
Died April 12, 1881(1881-04-12) (aged 75)
Greencastle, Indiana
Resting place Forest Hill Cemetery

Finis Ewing McLean (February 19, 1806 – April 12, 1881) was a United States Representative from Kentucky. He was the brother of John McLean and uncle of James David Walker.

Early life[edit]

Born near Russellville, Kentucky, he attended the country schools and Lebanon Academy in Logan County, Kentucky. Later, he studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in Elkton, Kentucky in 1827. He also engaged in agricultural pursuits.

Political career[edit]

McLean was a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1837 and was also elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849 - March 3, 1851). After leaving Congress, he resumed the practice of law and also engaged in agricultural pursuits. He moved to Andrew County, Missouri in 1860 and engaged in farming until 1865. Later, he relocated to Greencastle, Indiana in 1865 in which city he died in 1881. He was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery.

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