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John Mclean

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As postmaster general ( 1823-29 ), he streamlined the national postal system. He was named to the United States Supreme Court by President Andrew Jackson ( 1830-61 ). . .

Background

McLean, John born in Morris County, New Jersey; grew up in New Jersey, Virginia, and Kentucky before settling in Lebanon, Ohio; studied law with Arthur St. Clair, admitted to the bar 1807; member United States House of Representatives 1813_16; judge on Ohio Supreme Court 1816_22; postmaster general under Presidents Monroe and John Quincy Adams 1823_29; associate justice of the United States Supreme Court 1830_61.

Education

studied law with Arthur St. Clair