Samuel McClure (R47) Lawrence and Mercer Counties 1885-1888
Samuel McClure, born January 3, 1839, Little Beaver Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania; son of Joseph and Nancy Clark McClure; common school education; Girard Academy; clerked, father’s store; managed, James Wood and Son’s iron furnace, Lawrence County; cashier, bookkeeper, promoted to superintendent and manager, James Wood and Son’s iron furnace, Wheatland, after the business failed, assumed the position of manager, Middlesex Furnace; school-director, Wheatland, Pennsylvania, 1872; became superintendent, Stewart Iron Company, Limited; promoted general manager, Stewart Iron Company, Shenango Valley, coking facilities, Uniontown, Fayette County; organized, elected, vice president, Sharon Steel Casting Company, 1886; later American Steel Casting Company; president, Sharon Savings and Trust Company, Union Limestone Company, Valley Connecting Railroad Company, Sheanago Machine Company; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1885-1888; married, Augusta Rebecca Dickson, three daughters born from there union; died, March 25, 1922, Sharon, Mercer County, Pennsylvania; interment, Samuel McClure Mausoleum, Oakwood Cemetery, Sharon, Mercer County, Pennsylvania.
School-director, Wheatland, Pennsylvania, 1872.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 47th district, Lawrence and Mercer Counties, 1885-1888; committee assignments, Library, Mines and Mining, Public Buildings.
Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1888). Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 671, 676-678, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 644.
James T. McCleary, Secretary, Biographical Directory of the American Iron and Steel Institute (New York: American Iron and Steel Institute, 1911)