Abraham McClellan (Tennessee politician)

Abraham McClellan ( born October 4, 1789 Sullivan County, Tennessee; † May 3, 1866 ) was an American politician. Between 1837 and 1843 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Abraham McClellan was born on the estate "White Top". He attended the common schools and the Washington College. Subsequently, he worked in agriculture. At the same time he began a political career. Between 1823 and 1825, and again from 1827 to 1829 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Tennessee; 1829-1833 he was a member of the State Senate. In the 1820s he joined the later President Andrew Jackson and became a member of the Democratic Party, founded in 1828 by this. In 1834 he was a member of a meeting on the revision of the Constitution of Tennessee. In 1836 and 1837 he took part in the Seminolenkriegen as a soldier of the state militia.

In the congressional elections of 1836 McClellan was in the second electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, DC chosen, where he became the successor of Samuel Bunch on March 4, 1837. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1843 three legislative periods. These were increasingly dominated by discussions about a possible annexation since 1836 the independent Republic of Mexico Texas.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives McClellan again worked in agriculture. Politically, he is no longer came to his death on 3 May 1866 his estate "White Top" in appearance.