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McLane, Robert Milligan

Robert Milligan McLane, detail

This West Point graduate and Democratic loyalist served three presidents as a diplomat, holding posts at difficult times in China under Pierce and in Mexico under Buchanan. He was part of Maryland's delegation to Abraham Lincoln during that state's first troubled months of the Civil War and later served as Governor.

Life span: 
06/23/1815 to 04/16/1898


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