01/09/1828 - 06/06/1909

Franklin and Fulton Counties (1859); Franklin and Perry Counties (1865)

McCLURE, Alexander Kelly, a Representative from Franklin, Fulton, and Perry Counties; born, January 9, 1828 in Sherman’s Dale, Perry County, Pa.; commissioned, major and assistant adjutant general, United States Army (1862-1863, Civil War); tanner; teacher; proprietor and editor, Juniata Sentinel (1846-1852); appointed, deputy United States Marshall for Juniata County (1850); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania Auditor General (1853); publisher and editor, Franklin Repository and Whig (1853-1855); gubernatorial appointee, superintendent of public printing (1855); attorney (1855-1909); gubernatorial appointee, superintendent of the Erie and Northeast Railroad (1856); elected, delegate, Republican National Conventional (1856, 1864, 1869); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1857 and 1858; reelected to the House in 1864; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1859, 1865); elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1861-1862, 1873-1874); publisher and editor, Franklin Repository (1863-1867); unsuccessful campaign, mayor, Philadelphia (1873); author; publisher and editor-in-chief, Philadelphia Times (1875-1902); prothonotary, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (1903); died, June 6, 1909 in Wallingford, Delaware County, Pennsylvania; interred, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.




McClure, Alexander K.  Three Thousand Miles Through the Rocky Mountains. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1869.

McClure, Alexander K.  Bohemia: Official Publication of the International League of Press Clubs for the Building and Endowment of the Journalists Home.  Vol I.  Philadelphia: The International League of Press Clubs, 1904.

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