George McCLELLAN, Congress, NY (1856-1927)


McCLELLAN, George, a Representative from New York; born in Schodack, Rensselaer County, N.Y., October 10, 1856; attended the public schools and the local academies at Spencertown and Chatham, N.Y.; was graduated from the Albany Law School in 1880; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Chatham, N.Y.; 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; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1920; resumed the practice of his profession in Chatham, N.Y.; moved to Kinderhook, Columbia County, and died there February 20, 1927; interment in Nassau Cemetery at Nassau, Rensselaer County, N.Y.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present