Donald H. McLean

Donald Holman McLean ( born March 18, 1884 in Paterson, New Jersey; † August 19, 1975 in Burlington, Vermont) was an American lawyer and politician. Between 1933 and 1945 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Donald McLean attended the public schools of his home. Between 1897 and 1902 he served as a page in the U.S. Senate; 1902 to 1911 he was secretary to U.S. Senator John Kean. After studying law at George Washington University and his 1909 was admitted to the bar he began in Elizabeth to work in this profession. In New Jersey, he was Special Master in Chancery and State Government Representative on his state Supreme Court. Between 1918 and 1923 he was deputy prosecutor in Union County.

Politically, McLean member of the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1932 he was in the sixth constituency of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Randolph Perkins on March 4, 1933. After five re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1945 six legislative periods. During his time in Congress, the New Deal legislation of the Federal Government there were passed under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Since 1941 the work of the Congress of the events of the Second World War was marked. In 1933, the 21st Amendment to the Constitution was ratified by the 18th Amendment was repealed in 1919 again. It was about the Prohibition law.

1944 renounced McLean on a new Congress candidacy. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he served in the years 1945 and 1946 as a prosecutor in Union County. After that, he was until 1948 a judge at the New Jersey Court of Errors and Appeals. In the following 20 years he practiced as a lawyer again. In 1968, McLean withdrew into retirement. He died on August 19, 1975 in Burlington.