John McLean (1785-1861)

John McLean was a congressman, postmaster and judge. He was elected to Congress as a Republican from Ohio (1813-1816). He resigned to become an associate judge of the Ohio State supreme court (1816-1822). President Monroe appointed him postmaster general and he was reappointed by President John Quincy Adams, serving from 1823 to 1829. McLean was an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1829 to 1861. He gave the dissenting opinion in the Dred Scott case.

Date:
1860 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES17937
Photographer:
Mathew Brady
Height:
2595px
Width:
2019px
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