Jeremiah McLene

Jeremiah McLene (* 1767 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, † March 19, 1837 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1833 and 1837 he represented the State of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Jeremiah McLene attended the public schools of his home. He participated in the War of Independence, despite his youth. He later moved to Chillicothe, Ohio, where he struck a political career. In the years 1807 and 1808 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio; 1808-1831 he was Secretary of State of his new home state. In the 1820s he joined the movement to the future President Andrew Jackson and became a member of the Democratic Party, founded in 1828 by this.

In the congressional elections of 1832 McLene was selected in the eighth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of William Stanbery on March 4, 1833. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1837 two legislative sessions. These were determined by the discussions on the policies of President Jackson. In 1836 McLene was not re-elected. He died on March 19, 1837, about three weeks after his resignation from Congress, in Washington, and was buried at the local cemetery Congress.