Addison S. McClure

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Addison S. McClure
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 18th district
In office
March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883
Preceded byJonathan T. Updegraff
Succeeded byWilliam McKinley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 17th district
In office
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897
Preceded byJames A. D. Richards
Succeeded byJohn A. McDowell
Personal details
BornOctober 10, 1839
Wooster, Ohio
DiedApril 17, 1903(1903-04-17) (aged 63)
Wooster, Ohio
Resting placeWooster Cemetery
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Mary L. Brigham
Childrenone son
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branchUnited States Union Army
Years of serviceApril, 1861 - August, 1864
RankUnion army cpt rank insignia.jpg Captain
UnitOhio 16th Ohio Infantry

Addison Smith McClure (October 10, 1839 – April 17, 1903) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.


Born in Wooster, Ohio, McClure pursued an academic course in Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania (now Washington & Jefferson College). He studied law in the office of Martin Welker,[1] was admitted to the bar in 1861, thereafter practicing in Wooster. He entered the Army as a private in April 1861. He was elected captain of Company H, Sixteenth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in October of the same year. He was captured December 29, 1862, during the Vicksburg Campaign, and held as a prisoner of war until he was exchanged in May 1863.[1] He was discharged in August 1864.[1]

He served as recorder of Wayne County in 1867. He was also appointed postmaster of Wooster in 1867, and reappointed in both 1872 and 1876. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1868 and 1876.

McClure was elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883). While he was not reelected in 1882, he was elected to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897). Again failing to be reelected in 1896, McClure resumed the practice of law. He died in Wooster, Ohio, on April 17, 1903. He was interred in Wooster Cemetery.

McClure married Mary L. Brigham of Vienna Township, Michigan on September 26, 1866. They had one son.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Douglas, Ben (1900). History of the lawyers of Wayne County, Ohio, from 1812 to 1900. Clapper Printing. pp. 51–67.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jonathan T. Updegraff
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 17th congressional district

Succeeded by
William McKinley
Preceded by
James A. D. Richards
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 17th congressional district

Succeeded by
John A. McDowell

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website