George Brinton McClellan

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George Brinton McClellan
Order: 8th General Moderator
Term of Office: 25 March, 1872 - 4 July, 1875
Predecessor: Abram Lincoln
Successor: Rutherford Beauford Fogg
Date of birth: 3 December, 1826
Date of death: 4 July, 1875
Place of birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvaania
Profession: Military Officer, engineer, railway engineer
Political Party: Whig
Relgious Affiliation: Catholic

George B. McClellan was born to an aristocratic Philadelphia family in 1826 and was destined for a brilliant military career. He attended several military academies in America and England. He married Mary Ellen Marcy in 1860.

A capable and talented military and railway engineer, Mr McClellan oversaw the construction of many Corps of Engineers projects in the West, including several Mississippi crossings. He rose to the rank of Colonel and retired from active service in 1857, thereafter to persue his career with the railway full time. Reluctant to enter politics at first, he soon became consumed with a desire to improve upon the American political system. His greatest wish came true when Abram Lincoln's term ended and Mr McClellan was chosen to stand for the Whig party. He was elected but soon found that the parliamentary system did not suit his autocratic methods. It is thought that radical Socialists were responsible for his assassination in 1875; and whatever the truth, the whole country was thrown into turmoil and near-civil war for almost six months, until Rutherford Beauford Fogg was at last elected to the General Moderatorship.

George B. and Mary E. McClellan, ca. 1873

Preceded by:
Abram Lincoln
General Moderatorship
of the NAL-SLC
Succeeded by:
Rutherford Beauford Fogg