McRUER, Donald Campbell, (1826 - 1898)


McRUER, Donald Campbell, a Representative from California; born in Bangor, Maine, March 10, 1826; pursued an academic course; moved to San Francisco, Calif., in 1851 and engaged in the business of a commission merchant in San Francisco; member of the board of education of San Francisco in 1859 and 1860; during the Civil War was a member of the United States Sanitary Commission; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1867); was not a candidate for renomination in 1866; traveled in Europe for two years; returned to San Francisco and served as harbor commissioner for four years; served on the board of directors of the Security Savings Bank of San Francisco; died in St. Helena, Calif., January 29, 1898; interment in St. Helena Public Cemetery.