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William Pinckney McLean

Full Name: William Pinckney McLean, Sr.
Date of birth: August 9, 1836
Date of death: March 13, 1925

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 9 Feb 8, 1870 - Jan 14, 1873 12th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Mount Pleasant / Titus   Red River, Titus
H 62 Nov 4, 1861 - Jan 7, 1862 9th (4)     Victoria / Victoria   Calhoun, DeWitt, Jackson, Victoria

(1) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Qualified and took the oath of office on 2/8/1870. House Journal.
(2) "Judge McLean has been an active Democratic worker . . . " Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
(3) Party affiliation, Conservative. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.
(4) Jacob B. Reid, sworn 2/2/1863, succeeded William P. McLean, resigned 1/7/1862. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, 19th Texas Infantry, Walker's Texas Division; Adjutant General. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • 35th Legislature, Communications from Members of 9th Legislature, 2/7 and 2/8/1917, p. 496: S.J.P. McDowell (served as member of 9th Legislature, 1st session in 1861-1862, then resigned and entered Confederate military service) and W.P. McLean ("I believe Judge Lindsay, at Gainesville, and I are the only surviving members of the 9th Legislature and I well remember that we were the youngest members of that body. We both resigned at the close of the first session and went into the Confederate army . . ."). House Journal.
  • Confederate States Army, Major, 19th Texas Infantry. William Pinkney McLean. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 157. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.

Other Resources


  • Photograph. William McLean, 12th Legislature, Austin History Center
  • Photograph. William Pinckney McLean, Constitutional Convention of 1875 Composite Photo. From the collection of the Texas State Library and Archives Commisison.

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

12th Adjourned - 1871
Internal Improvements  
12th R.S. - 1871
Counties and County Boundaries  
House Employees, Regulate Pay of  
Internal Improvements  
Public Lands and Land Office  
State Affairs (Chair) 
12th 1st C.S. - 1870
Blind Asylum, Select  
Determine Number of House Clerks, Select Committee  
Elections and Privileges  
Enrolled Bills  
House Officer and Employee Compensation, Select  
Internal Improvement  
Mileage Schedule  
State Affairs  
12th Provisional - 1870
Enrolled Bills  
Privileges and Elections  
Thirteenth Amendment, Report of  
9th R.S. - 1861
Counties and County Boundaries  

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