MCCLURE, CHARLES, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born on Willow Grove farm, near Carlisle, Pa.,
in 1804; was graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., in 1824; studied law; was admitted to
the bar in 1826 and practiced; member of the State house of representatives in 1835; elected as a
Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1839); elected to the Twenty-sixth
Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William S. Ramsey and served from December 7,
1840, to March 3, 1841; served as secretary of state of Pennsylvania 1843-1845, and was active in
promoting the public-school system of Pennsylvania; died in Allegheny, Pa., on January 10, 1846;
interment in Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.