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  • He received higher education from St. Mary’s College in Baltimore.


  • In 1883, the Maryland Democratic Party nominated McLane to be the next Governor of Maryland. In the election, McLane handily defeated his Republican opponent, Hart Benton Holton, by 12,000 votes. During his tenure, several notable pieces of legislation were passed, including the establishment of the Bureau of Statistics and Labor Information, and the establishment of a universal time standard throughout the state. McLane only served as governor for slightly over a year, from January 8, 1884 until his resignation on March 27, 1885, having been appointed by President Grover Cleveland as United States Minister Plenipotentiary to France.

Major achievements

  • he was chairman of the Committee on Pacific Railroads
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Born June 23, 1815
Died April 16, 1898
(aged 82)
  • 1853 - 1853
    Ambassador to China and Mexico
  • 1860 - 1863
    American Civil War and return to Congress


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