U.S. Legislative Branch -McClurg, Joseph Washington - U.S. Congressman, MO

Joseph Washington McClurg:
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Born: February 22, 1818
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Birthplace: Lebanon Missouri
Father: Joseph McClurg 1788 – 1825
Mother: Marty Brotherton 1795 – 1825
Wife: Mary Catherine Johnson 1817 – 1861
Married: October 18, 1841 in Washington Missouri
Children:
William McClurg 1843 –
Mary Emma McClurg Johnson 1844 – 1912
(Buried: Lebanon Cemetery Lebanon Missouri)
Frances Ann McClurg Draper 1846 – 1887
Joseph E. McClurg 1847 – 1933
Sarah J. “Sallie” McClurg Monroe 1852 – 1933
James McClurg 1855 – 1943
Dr. Marshal Jones McClurg 1858 – 1933
(Buried: Park Cemetery Carthage Missouri)


Religion: Congregationalist

Political Party:
1863 – 1865: Member of Unconditional Unionist Party
1865 – 1900: Member of Republican Party

Education:

Attended Oxford College (Ohio)

Occupation before War:
1835 – 1836: School Teacher in Louisiana and Mississippi
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Deputy Sheriff In Saint Louis Missouri
1839 – 1841: Attorney in Columbus Texas
1840: Clerk of Circuit Court in Columbus Texas
1841: Helped create McClurg’s Old Salt Road
1844 – 1850: Mercantile Businessman in Hazelwood Missouri
1850 – 1852: Operator of Miner’s Store in Georgetown California
1852 – 1886: Merchant Supplier of Settlers and Merchants

Civil War Career:
1852 – 1886: Merchant Supplier of Settlers and Merchants
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1861: Delegate to Gamble Convention in Missouri
1861: Organized the Osage Regiment
His business in Linn Creek was burned twice by Confederates.
Known to have been a slave owner until Emancipation Proclamation.
Colonel of 8th​ Missouri State Militia Cavalry Regiment
1863 – 1868: United States Congressman from Missouri
1863 – 1865: Member of House Pacific Railroad Committee
1863 – 1865: Member of House Territories Committee
1865 – 1867: Member of House Elections Committee
1865: Voted in Support of the 13th​ Amendment to Constitution.

Occupation after War:
1852 – 1886: Merchant Supplier of Settlers and Merchants
1863 – 1868: United States Congressman from Missouri
1865 – 1868: Member of House Elections Committee
1869: Inaugurated as Governor of Missouri on January 12th​.
1869 – 1871: Governor of Missouri
During his term as governor State Board of immigration created.
1886 – 1887: Lived in Dakota Territory with his son Joseph McClurg.
1890 – 1894: United States Register of Springfield Missouri Land Office


Died: December 2, 1900
Place of Death: Springfield Missouri
Cause of Death: Hemorrhage of the Stomach
Age at time of Death: 82 years old
Burial Place: Lebanon Cemetery Lebanon Missouri
 
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