Samuel McLean (congressman)
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McLean was born at Summit Hill, Pennsylvania. He attended the schools of Wyoming Valley and Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. He studied law with Andrew Horatio Reeder, was admitted to the bar in 1849 and commenced practice in Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania.
He served as the attorney general of the provisional Territory of Jefferson (afterward Colorado) in 1860 and then moved to Bannack, Montana in 1862. He served in the militia as commander of a regiment with the rank of Colonel, and was wounded several times during skirmishes against American Indians.
When the Territory of Montana was formed, McLean was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses and served from January 6, 1865, to March 3, 1867. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1866. After leaving Congress, he was the president of McLean Silver Mining Co.
- Samuel McLean at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Samuel McLean at Find a Grave
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