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William Pinckney McLean

William McLean
Full Name: William Pinckney McLean, Sr.
Birth date: August 9, 1836
Death date: March 13, 1925

Terms of Service

  • House, 12th (1) (3) (4) Legislature
    2/8/1870 - 1/14/1873
  • House, 9th (2) Legislature
    11/4/1861 - 1/7/1862
(1) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Qualified and took the oath of office on 2/8/1870. House Journal .
(2) 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.
(3) "Judge McLean has been an active Democratic worker . . . " Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature 1892.
(4) Party affiliation, Conservative. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 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 .
  • 39th Legislature, R.S., HCR 48, 3/13/1925, p. 1584. Resolutions - Memorial .


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

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