McLAIN, Frank Alexander, (1852 - 1920)


McLAIN, Frank Alexander, a Representative from Mississippi; born near Gloster, Amite County, Miss., January 29, 1852; attended the public schools, and was graduated from the University of Mississippi at Oxford in 1874; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Liberty, Miss., in 1880; member of the State house of representatives 1881-1883; district attorney for the judicial district from 1883 until January 1, 1896, when he resigned; resumed the practice of law in Gloster, Miss.; member of the State constitutional convention in 1890; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William F. Love; reelected to the Fifty-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from December 12, 1898, to March 3, 1909; State supreme court commissioner 1910-1912; died in Gloster, Miss., October 10, 1920; interment in the City Cemetery.