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Finis Ewing McLean (February 19, 1806 – April 12, 1881) was a United States Representative from Kentucky. He was the brother of John McLean and uncle of James David Walker.

Finis Ewing McLean
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851
Preceded bySamuel Peyton
Succeeded byPresley Ewing
Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
BornFebruary 19, 1806
Russellville, Kentucky
DiedApril 12, 1881(1881-04-12) (aged 75)
Greencastle, Indiana
Resting placeForest Hill Cemetery

Early lifeEdit

Born near Russellville, Kentucky, he attended the country schools and Lebanon Academy in Logan County, Kentucky. Later, he studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in Elkton, Kentucky in 1827. He also engaged in agricultural pursuits.

Political careerEdit

McLean was a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1837 and was also elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849 - March 3, 1851). After leaving Congress, he resumed the practice of law and also engaged in agricultural pursuits. He moved to Andrew County, Missouri in 1860 and engaged in farming until 1865. Later, he relocated to Greencastle, Indiana in 1865 in which city he died in 1881. He was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery.


External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Finis McLean (id: M000546)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Samuel Peyton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851
Succeeded by
Presley Ewing