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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1837

Vol. I

(Born Del.)

Robert M. McLane

(Ap'd Del.)


Robert Milligan McLane: Born Jun. 23, 1815, Wilmington, DE.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1833, to July 1, 1837, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, July 1, 1837: Cancelled.

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1837.

Served: in the Florida War, 1837‑38; as Topographical Engineer, in

(Second Lieut., Top. Engineers, July 7, 1838)

charge of construction of Roads in Florida, 1839, — and of Survey of Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., 1839‑40; on leave of absence, 1840, and in Europe, under orders of the Secretary of War, 1841; on reconnoissance of the approaches of New Orleans, La., 1842; and on surveys of Delaware Bay, 1842‑43.

Resigned, Nov. 1, 1843.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law, Baltimore, Md., 1843‑53, 1855‑59, 1860‑85, and since 1889. Member of the House of Delegates of the State of Maryland, 1845‑47. Lieut.‑Colonel, Maryland Militia, 1847‑49. Member of the U. S. House of Representatives from Maryland, 1847‑51, and Chairman of its Committee on Commerce, 1849‑51. Presidential Elector of the State of Maryland, 1852. Commissioner, with diplomatic powers as Minister Plenipotentiary from the United States of America to the Empire of China, Oct. 18, 1853, to Apr. 19, 1855. Envoy Extraordinary from the United States to the Republic of Mexico, Mar. 6, 1859, to Nov. 15, 1860. Member of the U. S. House of Representatives from the State of Maryland, Mar. 4, 1879, to Jan. 1, 1885. Governor of the State of Maryland, Jan. 1 to Mar. 26, 1885. Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary from the United States to France, Mar. 26, 1885, to May 20, 1889.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

(Robert Milligan McLane)

Died April 17, 1898, at Paris, France: Aged 83.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1898, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

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