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George B. McClellan, Jr.

George B. McClellan, Jr.AKA George Brinton McClellan, Jr.

Born: 23-Nov-1865
Birthplace: Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Died: 30-Nov-1940
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician, Historian
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Mayor of New York City, 1904-09

Military service: US Army (Lt. Col., WWI, 1917-19)

George Brinton McClellan, Jr., son of the famous Union General George B. McClellan, graduated in 1886 at Princeton (from which he received the degree of LL.D. in 1905), and became a newspaper reporter and editor in New York City. He identified himself with the Tammany Hall organization, and in 1889-1892 was treasurer of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge under the city government. In 1892 he was admitted to the bar, and was elected to the board of aldermen, of which he was president in 1893 and 1894. In 1895-1903 he was a Democratic representative in Congress; in 1903 he was elected Mayor of New York City on the Tammany ticket, defeating mayor Seth Low, the Fusion candidate; and in 1905 he was re-elected for a four-year term, defeating William M. Ivins (Republican) and William Randolph Hearst (Independence League.) He is the author of several histories.

Father: George B. McClellan (Union Army General, b. 1826, d. 1885)

    University: Princeton University (1886)
    Law School: LL.D, Princeton University (1905)
    Professor: Economic History, Princeton University (1912-)

    Mayor of New York City (1904-09)
    US Congressman, New York 12th (1895-1903)
    New York City Council President, Board of Aldermen (1893-94)
    New York City Official Treasurer, New York and Brooklyn Bridge (1889-93)
    New York State Bar Association 1892
    Tammany Hall 1889-1906

Author of books:
The Oligarchy of Venice (1904, history)
Venice and Bonaparte (1931, history)
Modern Italy (1933, nonfiction)

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