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W. P. McLean
EW men in Texas have
had a more distinguished
William Pinkney McLean
of Fort Worth.
Honors which his fellow
citizens have conferred upon
him include many important posts.
He has been county attorney of
Titus County, member of the
Texas Legislature twice, member of
United States House of Representatives,
member of the constitutional
convention 1875, district judge
and State railroad commissioner. He
was a Confederate soldier and rose
to the rank of major. So many honors
fall to a few men in any State.
Judge McLean was born in Copiah
County, Mississippi, August 9, 1836
and has lived in Texas since 1839.
His father, Allen F. McLean, was a
native of Robeson County, North
Carolina, and his mother, Ann Rose
McLean, was a native of Mississippi.
When a mere youth, the future great
Texan entered college at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill, North Carolina, graduating
from that institution in 1857 in the
Literary and Law Departments. He
married July 11, 1859, Miss Margaret
Batte being his bride. Mr. McLean
came to Fort Worth, Texas, in
1893 to practice and immediately
was recognized by his fellow citizens
as a man of exceptional ability and
talent. Honors came thick and fast
until now Judge McLean has gladly
retired to his lucrative private practice
in Fort Worth. The following
children have been born to Judge
and Mrs. McLean: Annie, Ida, -.
Richard, Thomas R., Jefferson D.,
William P., Margaret, John H. and
Bessie. Judge McLean's affiliation
with fraternal bodies dates back to his
college days when he was a member
of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He
is also a Royal Arch Mason. ---
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