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Alney McLean

Surveyor from United States of America

Alney McLean (June 10, 1779 – December 30, 1841) was a United States Representative from Kentucky. McLean County, Kentucky is named in his honor. McLean was born to Ephraim and Eliza (Davidson) McLean in Burke County, North Carolina on June 10, 1779. He pursued preparatory studies. In 1820, Ephraim McLean moved the family to Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. At age twenty, he moved to Kentucky and was appointed surveyor of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. In this capacity, he laid out Greenville, Kentucky, the county seat, and was elected a trustee of that city when it was formed in 1799. On November 16, 1805, McLean married Tabitha Russell Campbell, daughter of Revolutionary War general William Campbell; the couple had ten children. One of McLean's grandsons, William C. McLean, became an Associate Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court. McLean studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1805 and commenced practice in Greenville. He showed little interest in politics until at least 1808. He was first elected to office in 1812, representing Muhlenberg County in the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1812 to 1813. At the outset of the War of 1812, McLean organized a company of  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1779-06-10
Place of birth
Burke County
Nationality
United States of America
Spouse(s)
Tabitha Campbell
Profession
Lawyer, Politician, Surveyor

Political career

Party From To
Democratic-Republican Party

Death

Date of death
1841-12-30
Cause of death
Pneumonia
Place of death
Greenville

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