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George McClellan, Congressman from New York

George McClellan (October 10, 1856 – February 20, 1927) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

He was born in Schodack, New York and attended the public schools and the local academies at Columbia County, New York . These were Spencertown and Chatham, New York; was graduated from the Albany Law School in 1880; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Chatham; police justice for two terms; president of the Columbia County Agriculture Society for ten years; served as postmaster of Chatham; surrogate of Columbia County 1907-1913.

He was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915), and was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress, and was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1920.

After his period in Congress, he resumed the practice of his profession in Chatham, New York; moved to Kinderhook, Columbia County, and died there February 20, 1927; interment in Nassau-Schodack Cemetery at Nassau, New York.


  • United States Congress. "George McClellan (id: M000330)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Chatham Courier, Columbia Loses Prominent Citizen: Columbia Loses Prominent Man by Death of Hon. George McClellan, February 24, 1927

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles A. Talcott
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 27th congressional district

Succeeded by
Charles B. Ward