03/01/1802 - 01/07/1880

McCASLIN, Maxwell, a Representative from Greene County; born, March 1, 1802 in Martinsburg, Berkley County, Va.; quartermaster and adjutant, Franklin Rangers Volunteers, Pennsylvania Militia (1822-1828); major, First Battalion, Washington and Greene Van Guards (1828-1835); captain, Franklin Blues (1835); elected, Commonwealth Brigade-Inspector, Pennsylvania Militia (1835); colonel, Pennsylvania Militia (1845); colonel, 15th Regiment, West Virginia Volunteers (1862-1864, Civil War); bricklayer apprentice; stone mason merchant; cattle farmer and drover; elected, as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1843, 1844, and 1845 terms; appointed, Commission to Equalize Taxes throughout Pennsylvania; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1849-1854); Speaker of the Senate (1850, 1854); elected, delegate, National Democratic Convention (1852); Presidential appointee, agent, Osage River Miami Indian Reservation (1855-1858); unsuccessful campaign, Secretary of State, Kansas (1868); died, January 7, 1880 in Paola, Miami County, Kansas; interred, Paola Cemetery, Paola, Miami County, Kansas.

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