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Clinton Dugald MacDougall (June 14, 1839 – May 24, 1914) was a United States Representative from New York.

Clinton D. MacDougall
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Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from New York
In office
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1877
Preceded byWilliam H. Lamport
Succeeded byJohn H. Camp
Constituency25th district (1873–75)
26th district (1875–77)
Personal details
Clinton Dugald MacDougall

June 14, 1839
Glasgow, Scotland
DiedMay 24, 1914(1914-05-24) (aged 74)
Paris, France
Resting placeArlington National Cemetery
Political partyRepublican

Life and careerEdit

Born near Glasgow, Scotland, he immigrated to Canada in 1842 with his parents, who later settled in Auburn, New York. He pursued an academic course, studied law, and engaged in banking from 1856 to 1869. He was commissioned captain in the 75th New York Volunteer Infantry on September 16, 1861; lieutenant colonel of the 111th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, August 20, 1862; colonel January 3, 1863; and brevet brigadier general of Volunteers February 25, 1865. He was honorably mustered out on June 4, 1865. In 1869 he was appointed postmaster of Auburn.

MacDougall was elected as a Republican to the Forty-third and Forty-fourth Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1877. He represented New York's 25th congressional district and New York's 26th congressional district. Along with Gerry W. Hazelton of Wisconsin, he introduced a bill (H.R. 2711/3786) providing that Harriet Tubman be paid "the sum of $2,000 for services rendered by her to the Union Army as scout, nurse, and spy".[1] It was defeated.[2]. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1876. He served as United States Marshal of the northern judicial district of New York from 1877 to 1885 and from 1901 to 1910. He died in Paris, France in 1914; interment was in Arlington National Cemetery.


  1. ^ United States Congress (1874). "House of Representatives report: Harriet Tubman". House Committee on War Claims. Retrieved April 23, 2016.
  2. ^ Larson, pp. 252, 378 (n. 6).
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William H. Lamport
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 25th congressional district

March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
Succeeded by
Elias W. Leavenworth
Preceded by
William H. Lamport
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 26th congressional district

March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877
Succeeded by
John H. Camp