Member Biography

Wilson Shaw McClintock 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1921-1922       43 Republican
1923-1924       43 Republican

COUNTIES: Allegheny  


01/04/1882 - 05/08/1950

First Lieutenant Wilson Shaw McClintock (R43) Allegheny County 1920-1924

Early Life: 

First Lieutenant Wilson Shaw McClintock, born January 4, 1882, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, son of Jonas Roup, Jr. and Elizabeth A. “Lizzie” Carswell Arbuthnot McClintock; Shady Side Academy, Pittsburgh; The Hill School, Pottsville; Haverford Grammar School; Yale University, 1906; partner, Cook and McClintock, real estate, Pittsburgh, 1906-1910; vice-president, E. J. Thompson Company, automobile construction, Pittsburgh, 1910-1914; manager, Stevens-Duryea department 1915-1917; enlisted, First Lieutenant, World War I, 1917-1918; returned to Pittsburgh, regional representative, Vacuum Oil Company; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1920-1924; stockbroker, special representative, Moore, Leonard, and Lynch, 1930-1950; unmarried; died, cerebral hemorrhage, May 8, 1950, (aged 68) Shadyside, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interment, Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. 

Early Career:

Partner, Cook and McClintock, real estate, Pittsburgh, 1906-1910; vice-president, E. J. Thompson Company, automobile construction, Pittsburgh, with brother, Charles 1910-1914; manager, Stevens-Duryea department, 1915-1917. 

Enlisted, World War I, 185th Aero Squadron, First Pursuit, First Lieutenant; adjutant and flight training commander, camp RFC Hooten, Cheshire England, served in the American Expeditionary Force; deployed to command first American military night flights in France; (in Mejise-Argonne offensive) service from November 11, 1917- November 11, 1918. 

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Member, Duquesne Club, Pittsburgh Golf Club, Rolling Rock Country Club; trustee, Pittsburgh Hospital, Newsboys Home,president, Yale Club of Pittsburgh 1924-26; member, Shady Side Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 43rd district, Allegheny County, 1920-1924; committee assignments, Appropriations, City Passenger Railways, Corporations, Elections, Exposition Affairs, Federal Relations, Insurance, Judicial Apportionment (Chairman), Legislative Apportionment, Mines and Mining, Municipal Affairs and Public Supply of Light, Heat and Water. 


Grandfather, Jonas Roup McClintock, 8th Mayor of Pittsburgh, 1836-1839; Pennsylvania State Senate 22nd district, Allegheny County, 1854-1856.

Jonas Roup McClintock  - Pennsylvania Senate Library (

School Activities, The Hill School Freshman Football Team, coach 1909 Freshman Football Team, Yale Corinthian Yacht Club, Fence Orator, Class historian, Alpha Delta Phi.


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members M"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1923-1924). Whitmore, R.E., (Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 984, 989, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 963.

Wilson Shaw McClintock (1882-1950) - Find a Grave Memorial