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James A. McClure

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James A. McClure, American lawyer, former senator. Named Outstanding Legislator of Year, National Association Towns and Township, 1983; recipient Watchdog of Treasury award, National Association Businessmen, Distinguished Service award, National Energy Resources Organization, 1982, Leadership award, Coalition for Peace through Strength, 1982-1983, Americans for Energy Indiana, 1983.


McClure, James A. was born on December 27, 1924 in Payette, Idaho, United States. Son of W. R. and Marie McClure.


Juris Doctor, University Idaho, 1950. DL (honorary), College Idaho, 1986.


Member Idaho State Senate, 1961-1966. Assistant majority leader, 1965-1966. City attorney City of Payette, Idaho.

Prosecuting attorney Payette County. Member United States Congress from 1st Idaho District, 1967-1973. United States Senator from Idaho, 1973-1990.

Chairman Energy and Natural Resources Committee, 1981-1986, Interior Appropriations Subcommittee. Co-founder, chairman Steering Committee. Member Committee on Rules and Administration, Budget Committee, Environment and Public Works Committee, Special Committee Investigating the Iran/Contra Affair.

President McClure, Gerard & Neuenschwander, Inc., Washington, 1990-1999, of counsel. Partner Givens, Pursley, & Huntley, Boise, Idaho, 1990-1999. Of counsel Givens Pursley.

Chairman Senate Republican Conference. Member Helsinki Commission on Human Rights. Member board directors Boise Cascade Corporation, Coeur D'Alene Mines, Inc., Idaho Power Company, Mountain States Legal Foundation, National Museum Natural History, Williams Companies.

Aviation cadet United States Navy, 1942-1945.


In modern culture the ability to make decisions and choose our own path in life has extremely high value. But through the faith we voluntarily surrender to God in love and joy.


The use of force may be supported in extreme situations and when the need to do so is beyond reasonable doubt.


All Christians should study Old and New Testament, which texts were written and gathered together over a long period of time. It is important to find out as much as we can about the original contexts in which texts were produced.


Member board directors John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Trustee Methodist Church. Member Elks, Masons, Kiwanis, Phi Alpha Delta, American Judicature Society, National & Idaho Reclamation Associations, American Legion.


Married Louise Miller. Children: Marilyn, Kenneth, David.

W. R.

Marie McClure

Louise Miller

Marilyn McClure

Kenneth McClure

David McClure