McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1865-1940

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George Brinton McClellan (b. Nov. 23, 1865, Dresden, Germany-d. Nov. 30, 1940, Washington, D.C.), Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army, Member, U.S. House of Representatives, and Mayor of New York City, had a varied career after graduating from Princeton University and earning a law degree. He worked as a newspaper reporter, was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1892, and was elected to the U.S. Congress for five terms from 1895 to 1903, resigning in 1903 having been elected Mayor of New York City, serving in that post from 1903 to 1910. He served as an officer in the Ordnance Department of the Army in 1917 and 1918, in the U.S. and in France during World War I. He was honorably discharged in April 1919.

From the description of McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1865-1940 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10572691

Son of Civil War general and professor of economic history at Princeton University.

From the description of Letter, March 18, 1915. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 52538375

Mayor of New York City, 1903-1910, and son of General George Brinton McClellan.

From the description of Letterbooks, 1904-1909. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58760520

From the description of Autobiography, [193-]. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58760513

Public official and educator.

From the description of Papers of George B. McClellan, 1838-1922. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131197

A graduate of Princeton (Class of 1886), McClellan was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1895-1903), mayor of New York (1903-1909), and professor of economic history at Princeton (1912-1931). A renowned scholar of Venice, he authored a number of historical books about Italy.

From the description of George B. McClellan papers, 1861-1940. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 609870484

Biographical Note

  • 1865: Born, Dresden, Germany
  • 1885 - 1888 : First lieutenant, New York National Guard
  • 1886: B.A., Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1889: M.A., Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1889 - 1893 : Treasurer of N. Y.–Brooklyn Bridge Co.
  • 1892: Admitted to bar
  • 1893 - 1894 : President, board of aldermen, New York, N.Y.
  • 1895 - 1903 : Representative in Congress from New York
  • 1903 - 1909 : Mayor, New York, N.Y.
  • 1904: Published The Oligarchy of Venice, an Essay. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Co.
  • 1912 - 1930 : Professor of economic history, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1917 - 1918 : Served in United States Army during World War I
  • 1940: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the George B. McClellan Papers, 1838-1922, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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creatorOf McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1865-1940. Papers of George B. McClellan, 1838-1922. Library of Congress
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creatorOf McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1865-1940. George B. McClellan papers, 1861-1940. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Frederick Lieder political button collection, 1856-1918. Houghton Library
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, American period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part III: The Civil War: The Union, 1804-1915. Houghton Library
referencedIn Van Dyke, John Charles, 1856-1932. My golden age : personal narrative of American life from 1861 to 1931, 1931. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn National Broadcasting Company, Inc., Collection. 1953 - 1962. Motion Picture Films. 1953 - 1962. MEET MR. LINCOLN
creatorOf McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1865-1940. Letter, March 18, 1915. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910. David B. Hill papers, 1886-1910. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Ogden, David A. Letter, July 17, 1864. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869. Autograph endorsement signed : [Washington, D.C.?], 1862 Feb. 6. University of Chicago Library
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referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1865-1940. The Engadine : manuscript, [1878] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf George B. McClellan Papers, 1838-1922 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn David B. Hill Papers, 1885-1910 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949 Houghton Library
referencedIn David B. Hill papers, 1886-1910 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Miscellaneous documents relating to Abraham Lincoln, ca. 1838-1948. Houghton Library
referencedIn Tenney, Charles, fl. 1861-1863. Correspondence of Charles Tenney with Adelaide Case, 1861-1863. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Charles Evan Hughes Letters, 1894-1934 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1865-1940. Letter : New York, N.Y., to Whitelaw Saunders, Wamego, Kan., 1918 July 19. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part III: The Civil War: The Union, 1804-1915. Houghton Library
referencedIn Bromsen, Maury A. Maury A. Bromsen papers relating to his activities as collector and dealer of Lincolniana, 1860-2000, bulk 1950-1990 Brown University, Brown University Library
creatorOf McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1865-1940. Letter : New York, to Whitelaw Saunders, Wamego, Kan., 1918 July 19. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Gilmore David Clarke Papers, ca.1920-1980. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn General Faculty and Faculty Council of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1799-2011 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. University Archives.
referencedIn Clarke, Gilmore D., 1892-1982. Gilmore D.Clarke papers, ca.1920-1980. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1865-1940. [Diary, of an American woman in Europe] 1871-1872. University of Michigan
referencedIn McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885. Papers, 1860-1878. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Hudson-Fulton Celebration Commission Records, 1905-1913 (Bulk 1909-1911) @ 2011 New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869. Autograph endorsement signed : [Washington, D.C.?], 1862 Feb. 6. Texas Christian University
creatorOf McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1865-1940. Autobiography, [193-]. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Sargent, John. Letters, 1860-1863. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn W.R. Grace & Co. W.R. Grace & Co. records, 1828-1986, bulk 1861-1960. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939. Papers, ca.1800-1941. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Autograph File, M, 1648-1985. Houghton Library
referencedIn Papers, 1847-1933. Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf McClellan, George B. (George Brintion), 1865-1940. Letterbooks, 1904-1909. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Papers, 1810-1984 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
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Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)
Engadine (Switzerland)
New York (N.Y.)
New Jersey
New York (N.Y.)
Italy
United States
New York (State)
New York (N.Y.)
New York (State)--New York
United States
New Jersey--Princeton
United States
New York (N.Y.)
Venice (Italy)
Subject
Mothers and sons--19th century
Universities and colleges
Economic history--Study and teaching--20th century
World War, 1914-1918
Mayors--20th century
Universities and colleges--New Jersey
Politicians--20th century
Municipal government--20th century
Occupation
Educators
Public officials--New York (State)
Representatives, U.S. Congress--New York (State)
Mayors
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Birth 1865-11-23

Death 1940-11-30

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