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William McLean 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
  • 39th Legislature, R.S., HCR 48, 3/13/1925, p. 1584. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • McLEAN, William Pinkney (1836-1925). Representative, TX. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present.
  • MCLEAN, WILLIAM PINCKNEY (1836-1925). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, William Pinkney McLean, Railroad Commissioner, pp. 101-102. Born 8/9/1836 in Hinds County, Mississippi. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, pp. 117-118. Texans and Their State: A Newspaper Reference Work, 1918.
  • 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
  • Railroad Commissioners Past through Present, with dates of service. Railroad Commission of Texas.
  • Photographs
  • 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
  • Democratic Members of the House of Representatives, 12th Legislature, April 18, 1871 (Austin History Center). Austin History Center.
  • Committee Informationtop
    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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