Frank A. McLain

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Frank Alexander McLain (January 29, 1852 – October 11, 1920) was a U.S. Representative from Mississippi.

Frank Alexander McLain
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Member of the Mississippi House of Representatives
In office
1898–1909
Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
1881–1883
ConstituencyMississippi
Personal details
Born(1852-01-29)January 29, 1852
Amite County, Mississippi
DiedOctober 11, 1920(1920-10-11) (aged 68)
Gloster, Mississippi
Political partyDemocratic

Born near Gloster in Amite County, Mississippi, McLain attended the public schools, and was graduated from the University of Mississippi at Oxford in 1874. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Liberty, Mississippi, in 1880. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1881-1883. He served as district attorney for the judicial district from 1883 until January 1, 1896, when he resigned. He resumed the practice of law in Gloster, Mississippi. He served as member of the State constitutional convention in 1890.

McLain was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William F. Love. He was reelected to the Fifty-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from December 12, 1898, to March 3, 1909. State supreme court commissioner 1910-1912. He died in Gloster on October 11, 1920.[1] He was interred in the City Cemetery.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Judge McLain Dies". Vicksburg Herald. Gloster. October 14, 1920. p. 7. Retrieved January 6, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William F. Love
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 6th congressional district

1898–1903
Succeeded by
Eaton J. Bowers
Preceded by
Charles E. Hooker
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 7th congressional district

1903–1909
Succeeded by
William A. Dickson