McLean, John

Life Span
Dickinson Connection
Trustee, 1833-1855
    Full name
    John McLean
    Place of Birth
    Birth Date Certainty
    Death Date Certainty
    Sectional choice
    Free State
    No. of Spouses
    No. of Children
    Rebecca Edwards (first wife), Sarah Bella G. Garrard (second wife)
    Attorney or Judge
    Church or Religious Denomination
    Political Parties
    Supreme Court
    US House of Representatives
    State supreme court
    Local government

    John McLean (Congressional Biographical Directory)

    McLEAN, John,  (brother of William McLean), a Representative from Ohio; born in Morris County, N.J., March 11, 1785; moved with his parents to Morgantown, Va., in 1789, to Nicholasville, Ky., in 1790, to Maysville, Ky., in 1793, and to Lebanon, Ohio, in 1797; attended the common schools and studied under private tutors; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1807 and commenced practice in Lebanon, Ohio; founded the Western Star, a weekly newspaper; elected as a Republican to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses and served from March 4, 1813, until his resignation in 1816; chairman, Committee on Accounts (Fourteenth Congress); associate judge of the State supreme court 1816-1822; appointed by President Monroe as Commissioner of the United States General Land Office in 1822; appointed Postmaster General in the administration of President Monroe; reappointed by President John Quincy Adams and served from December 9, 1823, until March 7, 1829, when he resigned; declined Cabinet portfolios as Secretary of War and Secretary of the Navy in the administration of President Jackson; engaged in literary pursuits; Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from March 7, 1829, until his death in Cincinnati, Ohio, April 4, 1861; interment in Spring Grove Cemetery.
    "McLean, John," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present,
    Chicago Style Entry Link
    Howard, Benjamin Chew. Report of the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, and the Opinions of the Judges thereof, in the Case of Dred Scott versus John F. A. Sanford. Washington, DC: Cornelius Wendell, 1857. view record
    Morel, Lucas E. "The Dred Scott Dissents: Mclean, Curtis, Lincoln, and the Public Mind." Journal of Supreme Court History 32, no. 2 (2007): 133-151. view record
    How to Cite This Page: "McLean, John," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College,