CS Con McLean, James Robert - C.S. Congressman, NC

James Robert McLean:
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Born: September 21, 1823
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Birthplace: Enfield North Carolina
Father: Levi H. McLean 1796 – 1826
Mother: Rebecca Hilliard Judge 1793 – 1825

Wife: Narcissa Jane Unthank 1834 – 1873
(Buried: First Presbyterian Church Greensboro North Carolina)

Children:
Thomas L. McLean 1864 – 1927
(Buried: Green Hill Cemetery Greensboro North Carolina)
Charles Ernest McLean Moore (Adopted by W.S. Moore) 1869 – 1950
(Buried: Green Hill Cemetery Greensboro North Carolina)



Political Party: Democratic Party

Education:
Attended Bingham School in Hillsboro North Carolina
Attended Caldwell Institute in Greensboro North Carolina

Occupation before War:
1844: Attorney in Greensboro North Carolina
Attorney in Rockford and Surry in North Carolina
1850 – 1851: North Carolina State Representative
1851 – 1861: Attorney in Greensboro North Carolina
Owner of a small Plantation in Greensboro North Carolina

Civil War Career:
Known to have been an active Secessionist in North Carolina
1862 – 1864: Confederate States Congressman from North Carolina
1862 – 1864: Member of House Claims Committee
1862 – 1864: Member of House Foreign Affairs Committee
1862 – 1864: Defended North Carolina's loyalty in Congress
1862 – 1864: Approved all reasonable powers of Central Government
He preferred to curb inflation by heavier taxes rather than by the forced funding of Treasury notes.
He desired a steeply graduated income tax
He believed that more supplies without causing serious inflation.
1863: He felt his bad health would prevent him from reelection
1864 – 1865: Major of the Alamance County Senior Reserves which was part of the 77th​ North Carolina Regiment
1864: Nominated but rejected by Senate as Major and Commandant

Occupation after War:
1865 – 1870: Worked to recover his finances in Greensboro
1865 – 1870: Attorney in Greensboro North Carolina



Died: April 15, 1870
Place of Death: Greensboro North Carolina
Age at time of Death: 46 years old
Burial Place: First Presbyterian Church Greensboro North Carolina


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A biography of McLean state that he served in the Confederate Army, was this before or after his political career? He served in Congress from 1862 to 1864 He had a year before and a year afterwards for the military.
 
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