James Henry McLean

James Henry McLean ( born August 13, 1829 in Ayrshire, Scotland; † August 12, 1886 in Dansville, New York ) was an American politician. In the years 1882 and 1883 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James McLean was born in Scotland and grew up in Nova Scotia ( Canada). In 1842 he settled in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania ), where he was a clerk in a pharmacy. In 1849 he first moved to St. Louis in Missouri and one year later to New Orleans in Louisiana. There he was responsible for the finances of the López expedition to Cuba. In 1851 he returned to St. Louis. After studying medicine at the St. Louis Medical College in 1863 and was admitted to his doctor, he started to work there in his new profession.

Politically, McLean joined the Republican Party. After the death of Mr Thomas Allen, he was at the due election for the second seating of Missouri as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 15 December 1882. But until March 3, 1883, he finished only the current legislative period. Then he withdrew again from politics. James McLean died on August 12, 1886 in Dansville (New York) and was buried in St. Louis.