Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/McLene, Jeremiah

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McLENE, Jeremiah, statesman, b. in 1767; d. in Washington, D.C., 19 March, 1837. He received a common-school education, served in the Revolutionary army, and in 1790 settled in Chillicothe, Ohio, afterward removing to Columbus in 1816. He was secretary of Ohio from 1808 till 1831, and was elected to congress as a Democrat, serving from 2 Dec., 1833, till 3 March, 1837.