John L. McClellan

American lawyer, politician, and U.S. Senator from Arkansas

John Little McClellan (February 25, 1896 – November 28, 1977) was an American lawyer and politician. He was a member of the Democratic Party. He was a U.S. Representative (1935–1939) and a U.S. Senator (1943–1977) from Arkansas.

John L. McClellan
United States Senator
from Arkansas
In office
January 3, 1943 – November 28, 1977
Preceded byLloyd Spencer
Succeeded byKaneaster Hodges Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 6th district
In office
January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1939
Preceded byDavid D. Glover
Succeeded byWilliam F. Norrell
Personal details
John Little McClellan

February 25, 1896
Sheridan, Arkansas, U.S.
DiedNovember 28, 1977(1977-11-28) (aged 81)
Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Eula Hicks
(m. 1913; div. 1921)

Lucille Smith
(m. 1922; died 1935)

Norma Myers (m. 1937)
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1917–1919
RankFirst Lieutenant
UnitSignal Corps
Battles/warsWorld War I

He was Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.[1] He was the longest-serving senator in Arkansas history.[2]

McClellan died in his sleep on November 28, 1977, in Little Rock, Arkansas from problems caused by heart surgery at the age of 81.[3]

References change

  1. "John L. McClellan, 35 Years in the Senate, Dead at 81; Headed Major Investigations". The New York Times. 1977-11-29.
  2. "John Little McClellan (1896–1977)". The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture.
  3. State Capitol News Report; Benton Courier; Benton, Arkansas; Page 2; December 1, 1977