Charles A. O. McClellan

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Charles A. O. McClellan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893
Preceded byJacob D. Leighty
Succeeded byNewton W. Gilbert
Personal details
Born(1835-05-25)May 25, 1835
Ashland, Ohio, U.S.
DiedJanuary 31, 1898(1898-01-31) (aged 62)
Auburn, Indiana, U.S.
Resting placeWaterloo Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
OccupationLawyer, banker, politician

Charles A. O. McClellan (May 25, 1835 – January 31, 1898) was an American banker, lawyer, and jurist who served four terms as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1889 to 1893.


Born in Ashland, Ohio, McClellan moved to Auburn, Indiana, in 1856. He attended the public schools. He studied law in Auburn and Waterloo, Indiana. He was admitted to the bar in 1863 and commenced practice in Waterloo.

He became engaged in banking in 1868.

He was appointed judge of the Fortieth Judicial Circuit of Indiana by Governor Williams in 1879, and served for two years.


McClellan was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses (March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893). He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy (Fifty-second Congress). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1892.

Later career and death

He again engaged in banking and the practice of law. He died in Auburn, Indiana, January 31, 1898. He was interred in Waterloo Cemetery, Waterloo, Indiana.


  • United States Congress. "Charles A. O. McClellan (id: M000329)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 12th congressional district

March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893
Succeeded by