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Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs:
McClellan

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[This information is from Vol. IV, pp. 1821-1822 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

George McClellan, son of Judge Hugh W. and Emma (Marvin) McClellan, was born in the town of Schodack, Rensselaer county, New York, October 10, 1856. His early education was obtained in the public schools, supplemented by full courses at the academies of Chatham and Spencertown. He chose the profession of law; entered Albany Law School, whence he was graduated LL.B., class of 1880. He was admitted to the bar the same year and opening an office in Chatham practiced alone for a time. When the firm of McClellan & Brown was dissolved, he formed a law partnership with his father under the firm name of H. W. & G. McClellan. January 1, 1894, John W. Dardess was admitted and the firm name changed to McClellans & Dardess. Judge McClellan, the senior partner, died October 12, 1896, since which time the business has been conducted as McClellan & Dardess. The firm has always been a highly regarded one and transacts a large volume of important business. For twenty years Mr. McClellan has been a member of the Columbia County Agricultural Society and for the past ten years has been president. He was twice elected police justice of Chatham, serving until the office was abolished by legislative enactment. In 1907 he was elected surrogate of Columbia county and has most capably discharged the duties of this responsible office. These are the only offices he has ever run for. He is a Democrat in politics, and a member of the Reformed Church. In both public and private life, he is highly respected and honored. His unfailing patience, tact, and good nature peculiarly fit him for his office, while his knowledge of the law and its just application command the respect of the entire bar. He married, November 22, 1882, Elizabeth Shufelt, who died April 4, 1894. Children: Laura C., Hugh W. (2), George.

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