George McClellan (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
This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.
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