Charles W. McClammy

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Charles Washington McClammy (May 28, 1839 – February 27, 1896) was a Democratic representative elected from North Carolina’s 3rd congressional district.[1] He was born at Scotts Hill, North Carolina. He pursued an academic course and was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1859.[2] Following his school career, McClammy began teaching from 1859-1861. He enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1861, and by successive promotions became major in the Third North Carolina Cavalry Regiment and served throughout the American Civil War.[1] McClammy also engaged in agricultural pursuits at Scotts Hill. He was a member of the State house of representatives in 1866, served in the State senate in 1871 and was elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1891).[3] He resumed agricultural pursuits while he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress. McClammy died in a boiler explosion on his plantation at Scott's Hill on February 26, 1896,[4] and his remains buried at the family cemetery.


  1. ^ a b Various authors. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Volume 9. James T. White & Company. p. 213. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Printed Program for Commencement Exercises, June 2, 1859". University Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Thomas Herringshaw (ed.). National Library of American Biography. American Publisher's Association. p. 88. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Killed by an Explosion". Daily True American. 27 February 1896. p. 1. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Wharton J. Green
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Benjamin F. Grady