01/08/1828 - 10/10/1915

McLAIN, Joseph Rankin, a Representative from Washington County; born, January 8, 1828 in Cross Creek Township, Washington County, Pa.; farmer; teacher; engaged, mercantile business; elected, jury commissioner, Washington County (1867-1870); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1876 and 1877; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1878); dry goods grocer; engaged, real estate business; chair, Washington County Republican Committee; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1887-1890); school director; president, National Bank of Claysville; died, October 10, 1915 in Claysville, Washington County, Pennsylvania; interred, Claysville Cemetery, Claysville, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

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