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McLean, Johnlocked

(03 March 1785–03 April 1861)
  • Richard L. Aynes

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McLean, John (03 March 1785–03 April 1861), associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, was born in Morris County, New Jersey, the son of Fergus McLean and Sophia Blackford, farmers. He moved with his family to Morgantown, Virginia (now in West Virginia), in 1789, to Kentucky in 1790, and to Ohio in 1796. He worked on his parents’ farm until he was sixteen. At that age he received his first formal education in a local school, where he studied classics for two years....

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