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Frank A. McLain


Frank Alexander McLain
Born January 29, 1852
Mississippi
Died October 10, 1920
Mississippi
Known for being a member of the State house of representatives 1881-1883

Frank Alexander McLain (January 29, 1852 - October 10, 1920) was a U.S. Representative from Mississippi.

Born near Gloster in Amite County, Mississippi, McLain attended the public schools, and was graduated from the University of Mississippi at Oxford in 1874. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Liberty, Mississippi, in 1880. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1881-1883. He served as district attorney for the judicial district from 1883 until January 1, 1896, when he resigned. He resumed the practice of law in Gloster, Mississippi. He served as member of the State constitutional convention in 1890.

McLain was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William F. Love. He was reelected to the Fifty-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from December 12, 1898, to March 3, 1909. State supreme court commissioner 1910-1912. He died in Gloster, Mississippi, October 10, 1920. He was interred in the City Cemetery.

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