Abner Reid McClelan

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The Hon.
Abner Reid McClelan
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10th Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick
In office
December 9, 1896 – January 21, 1902
Monarch Victoria
Edward VII
Governor General The Earl of Aberdeen
The Earl of Minto
Premier James Mitchell
Henry Emmerson
Lemuel J. Tweedie
Preceded by John James Fraser
Succeeded by Jabez Bunting Snowball
Senator for New Brunswick, New Brunswick
In office
Nominated by John A. Macdonald
Appointed by Royal Proclamation
Personal details
Born (1831-01-04)January 4, 1831
Riverside-Albert, New Brunswick
Died January 30, 1917(1917-01-30) (aged 86)
Moncton, New Brunswick
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Anna Reid (m. 1876)[1]

Abner Reid McClelan (January 4, 1831 – January 30, 1917) was a Canadian senator and the tenth Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick.

Born in Riverside-Albert, New Brunswick, the son of Peter McClelan and Lucy (Robinson) McLelan, he was educated at Mount Allison Wesleyan Academy in Sackville, (now Mount Allison University). He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in 1854 and served until confederation in 1867 when he was called to the Senate of Canada for the senatorial division of New Brunswick. A Liberal, he resigned in 1896 when he was appointed Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick. He served until 1902. McClelan died in Moncton, New Brunswick in 1917.


  1. ^ The Maple Leaf (December 21, 1893). "Daniel F Johnson's New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics". Province of New Brunswick. Retrieved 19 December 2012.