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HISTORY OF TEXAS.
Young, of San Antonio; Hon. W. J. Swain,
of Henrietta; Judge W. H. Ford, of Beaumbnt;
Dr. J. F. Hooks, of Paris; Dr. J. C.
Beckbam, of New Orleans, who attended
Jefferson Davis in his last illness; and Revs.
Dr. M. H. Neely and Dr. John Adams. It
was at this institution, noted for its rigid
discipline, thorough training and religious
impressions, that Mr. McLean received his
collegiate instruction and religious training
for his life work. After graduating he taught
two years, as Adjunct Professor in the College,
and in 1860 entered the itinerant ministry
of the East Texas Conference of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Six
years later the Conference was divided, and
he now holds his membership in the North
Dr. McLean was in the pastoral work of
his church twenty years, filling prominent
stations and districts, having served as station
minister in the Jefferson, Paris and Sherman
stations, and the Jefferson and Paris districts
as Presiding Elder, and for two years
was President of the Paris Female Institute.
In 1880 he was called to a Professorship and
to the Vice-Regency of the Southwestern
University, located in Georgetown. In 1890,
a vacancy occurring in the Regency of the
University, by the resignation of Dr. J. W.
Heidt, Dr. McLean filled the vacancy as
Vice-Regent, until his election as Regent, in
June, 1891. This institution was founded
by Rev. F. A. Mood, D. D., in 1873, and
opened wiith three professors and thirtythree
pupils. At the last enrollment it
numbered nineteen professors and teachers,
and 486 pupils, and has among its patrons
the Governor, members of the high courts of
appeal, and other distinguished citizens, as
well as the worthy poor, struggling against
poverty for the benefits of liberal education
under moral and religious auspices. The
curriculum is extensive, the discipline firm
and instruction thorough. Dr. McLean has
in many ways enjoyed the confidence and
and compliments of his church and friends.
H9 has been at the head of the delegation
from his Conference to the General Conference,
with one exception, from 1874 to the
present time; was one of a committee of nine
men appointed by the Bishops of his church
to revise the hymn-book and was one of five
delegates from the State to the last Ecunmenical
Conference, at Washington, District of
Rev. McLean was married March 22,
1866, to Miss Olivia McDugald, who was
born at Paulding, Mississippi, September 27,
1844, but at that time a resident of Rusk,
Cherokee county, Texas. She is a daughter
of Major James and Margaret McDugald.
The father was a lawyer of great ability, a
member of the State Senate, and a renowned
orator. He was a native of Scotland, and
died in his adopted State, Mississippi, in
1858. 'Mr. and Mrs. McDugald had the following
children: Dr. Wallace who was distinguished
as a surgeon in the late war; Rev.
James, a member of the North Texas Conference;
Ann, wife of a highly esteemed citizen
and a prosperous merchant, Colonel F.
M. Hicks, of San Antonio; and Ellen, wife
of Hon. R. B. Reagan, of Rusk, Texas. The
mother is still living, aged eighty-one years.?
Mr. and Mrs. McLean have nine children:
McKenzie Marvin, Eunice, Margaret, Ann
Rose, Olivia, Mary, John Howell, William
Pinkney and McDugald Keener. The three
eldest children are graduates of the Southwestern
University, and the son is now a
lawyer, and one daughter a teacher. The
remainder of the children are now students
of that institution. The quotable results of
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