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Joseph W. McClurg
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Birth Date:February 22, 1818
Astrology Sign:Pisces
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Died Date:December 2, 1900

Occupation:US Politician

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Joseph W. McClurg

Biography:Joseph W. McClurg (February 22, 1818 - December 2, 1900) was a Governor of Missouri. Born near St. Louis, Missouri in 1818, he was orphaned at seven, and raised by grandparents in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where his grandfather owned the city's first iron foundry. Educated at Xenia Academy and Oxford College in Ohio, he taught school briefly in Louisiana and Mississippi in the 1830s before returning to St. Louis to serve as deputy for his uncle, Sheriff Marshall Brotherton. At 19, he studied law and was admitted to the bar in Texas, although he never practiced. In 1841, he returned to Missouri to marry Mary Catherine Johnson. He was involved in lead mining and merchandising and created McClurg's Old Salt Road through rural Missouri to assure a supply of salt for his customers.

In 1850, McClurg left Missouri for the gold rush in California where he opened a miner's store in Georgetown (12 miles from Sutton's Mill). After two years, he returned, this time to Linn Creek, Missouri, now under the Lake of the Ozarks, where he established a thriving business supplying settlers and merchants in Missouri, Arkansas, Texas and the Indian Territory. An avid abolitionist, he was a delegate to the historic Gamble Convention in March 1861, in which Missouri agreed to stay in the Union. With the Civil War, McClurg was a Colonel in the Missouri Volunteers until elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1862, 1864 and 1866. He resigned his last term to run for Missouri governor as a Radical Republican, a party against the re-enfranchisement of ex-Confederates. He served a two year term and with Radical Republicanism falling from favor, lost his bid for re-election. In 1886, he accompanied his son, Joseph, and his daughter, Fannie along with her six children, to homestead in the Dakota Territory. It was an entrepreneurial venture made promising on the basis of several years of mild weather; however, the winter of 1886-87 was a famously cruel one that convinced the family to return to Missouri. He was appointed Registrar of Lands at Springfield before returning to Lebanon, Missouri, where he died in 1900.

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Birthday: February 22, 1818

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Birthday: February 22, 2018

A time for self-awareness involving courage, strength, and determination.




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