McCLELLAN, George Brinton, a Representative from New York; born November 23, 1865, in Dresden,
Saxony, where his parents were visiting; attended St. Johns School, Sing Sing
(now Ossining), N.Y.; was graduated from Princeton College in 1886; worked as a
reporter and in editorial positions on several New York newspapers; studied
law; was admitted to the bar in 1892 and commenced practice in New York City;
treasurer of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge 1889-1893; president of the Board
of Aldermen of New York City in 1893 and 1894; delegate to all Democratic
National, State, and city conventions between 1890 and 1903; elected as a
Democrat to the Fifty-fourth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served
from March 4, 1895, to December 21, 1903, when he resigned, having been elected
mayor of New York City; served as mayor from 1903 to 1910; university lecturer
on public affairs 1908-1912; elected professor of economic history at Princeton
University in 1912; an incorporator, trustee, and vice president of the
American Academy in Rome; during the First World War entered the military
service as major in the Ordnance Department in May 1917 and was honorably
discharged in May 1919 as lieutenant colonel; commissioned colonel in the
Ordnance Officers Reserve Corps; resumed his position at Princeton University;
resided in Washington, D.C., until his death on November 30, 1940; interment in
Arlington National Cemetery.
BibliographyMcClellan, George B.
The Gentleman and the Tiger. Edited from the original
manuscript in the possession of the New-York Historical Society, by Harold C.
Syrett. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1956.