McClure, Alexander K. (Alexander Kelly), 1828-1909

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McClure was a Republican politician and owner of a newspaper in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. He helped to influence the Pennsylvania delegates to vote for Abraham Lincoln at the 1860 Republican nominating convention. McClure was a major opponent of Simon Cameron.

From the description of Papers, January 3-24, 1861. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 137751501

Alexander K. McClure was a Pennsylvania newspaper publisher and politician. Born in Sherman's Valley, Pennsylvania, he was educated at home and public schools before becoming a tanner's apprentice at age fourteen. He soon entered the newspaper business, and was able to buy the Franklin Repository in 1852, giving him significant political clout within the commonwealth. He helped secure the Republican Presidential nomination for Abraham Lincoln in 1860, and served as assistant adjutant general during the war. He was a supporter and adviser to Grover Cleveland, and had wide influence in Pennsylvania politics. He was also a lawyer, served briefly in the Pennsylavnia senate, and published several volumes of memoirs.

From the description of Alex K. McClure letter to Miss Dorothy De Horsey, 1902 March 29. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 137301037

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referencedIn William McClure & Company. Agreement with David and Martha Ramsay, 1800. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
referencedIn Philadelphia Times Publishing Company. Records, 1748-1906 (bulk 1876-1906). Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Stevens, Thaddeus, 1792-1868. Thaddeus Stevens papers, 1811-1927 (bulk 1850-1868). Library of Congress
referencedIn Thaddeus Stevens Papers, 1811-1927, (bulk 1850-1868) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn James Gillespie Blaine Papers, 1777-1945, (bulk 1870-1892) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893. James Gillespie Blaine family papers, 1777-1945 (bulk 1870-1892). Library of Congress
creatorOf Mosby, John Singleton, 1833-1916. Letter to A.K. McClure, 1879 October 18. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn New York State Library. Manuscripts and Special Collections Unit. Autographs of American authors and statesmen collection, ca.1770-1865. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Childs, George William, 1829-1894. George William Childs papers [manuscript], 1882-1892. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Nicolay, John G. (John George), 1832-1901. John G. Nicolay papers, 1811-1943 (bulk 1860-1901). Library of Congress
creatorOf McClure, Alexander K. (Alexander Kelly), 1828-1909. Alex K. McClure letter to Miss Dorothy De Horsey, 1902 March 29. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf McClure, Alexander K. (Alexander Kelly), 1828-1909,. Autograph letter signed from Alexander Kelly McClure, Philadelphia, to Augustin Daly [manuscript], 1891 May 12. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn John G. Nicolay Papers, 1811-1943, (bulk 1860-1901) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn David B. Hill Papers, 1885-1910 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf McClure, Alexander K. (Alexander Kelly), 1828-1909. Papers, January 3-24, 1861. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Covode, John, 1808-1871. John Covode papers, 1854-1870. Library of Congress
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Slifer, Eli, 1818-1888. Papers, 1850-1891. Dickinson College Library, Waidner-Spahr Library
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correspondedWith Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893. person
correspondedWith Blaine, James G., Mrs., 1828-1903 person
associatedWith Cameron, Simon, 1799-1889. person
associatedWith Childs, George William, 1829-1894. person
correspondedWith Covode, John, 1808-1871. person
correspondedWith Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899 person
associatedWith De Horsey, Dorothy, person
associatedWith Hill, David Bennett, 1843-1910 person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. person
associatedWith Mosby, John Singleton, 1833-1916. person
associatedWith New York State Library. Manuscripts and Special Collections Unit. corporateBody
correspondedWith Nicolay, John G. (John George), 1832-1901. person
associatedWith Ogden, Charles S., fl. 1861. person
associatedWith Philadelphia Times Publishing Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Slifer, Eli, 1818-1888. person
correspondedWith Stevens, Thaddeus, 1792-1868. person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
associatedWith William McClure & Company. corporateBody
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Birth 1828-01-09

Death 1909-06-06

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