Hugh Havelock McLean

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The Hon.
Hugh Havelock McLean
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Sunbury—Queen's
In office
Preceded by Robert Duncan Wilmot
Succeeded by District was abolished in 1914
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Royal
In office
Preceded by District was created in 1914
Succeeded by George Burpee Jones
17th Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick
In office
December 28, 1928 – January 31, 1935
Monarch George V
Governor General The Earl of Willingdon
The Earl of Bessborough
Premier John B. M. Baxter
Charles D. Richards
Leonard P. D. Tilley
Preceded by William Frederick Todd
Succeeded by Murray MacLaren
Personal details
Born (1854-03-03)March 3, 1854
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Died November 22, 1938(1938-11-22) (aged 84)
St. John, New Brunswick
Nationality Canadian
Political party Liberal
Military service
Service/branch General Officer Commanding New Brunswick Troops
Rank Brigadier-General

Hugh Havelock McLean (March 3, 1854 – November 22, 1938) was a Canadian soldier, politician, and the 17th Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick from 1928 to 1935.

Born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, the son of Lauchlan and Sophia LeBrun Duplissie (Marsh) McLean, McLean was educated at the Fredericton Grammar School. He was called to the New Brunswick Bar in 1875 and created a King's Counsel in 1899. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons for the New Brunswick electoral district of Sunbury—Queen's in the 1908 federal election. A Liberal, he was re-elected in the 1911 federal election and the 1917 federal election for the electoral district of Royal. In 1917, he crossed the floor and sat as a Unionist. From 1928 to 1935, he was the Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick.

He served with the Canadian militia and was a Captain and Adjutant for the 62nd Saint John Fusiliers. He eventually became a Lieutenant-Colonel and was the commanding officer. From 1903 to 1911, he was the Commandant of the 12th Infantry Brigade. From 1912 to 1914, he commanded the Cavalry Brigade. He was promoted to Colonel and was Commander of Canadian Coronation Troops for the coronation of King George V. During World War I, he was appointed Officer Commanding New Brunswick Troops in April 1915 and in June 1916 he was promoted to Brigadier General. He was promoted to Major General upon his retirement from the active militia in 1917.

He died in St. John, New Brunswick in 1938.