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Thomas N. McClellan

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Thomas N. McClellan (February 23, 1853 – February 10, 1906) was an associate justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama from 1889 to 1898, and chief justice from 1898 to 1906.[1][2]

He served in the Alabama Senate from 1880 to 1884 and as Attorney General of Alabama from 1882 to 1889.[2] In 1889, a fourth seat was added to the state supreme court, to which McClellan was appointed.[3]

He died during a train journey with his nephew Thomas C. McClellan, at the age of 52. His home was in Athens, Alabama.[4] Thomas C. McClellen was elected to the supreme court later that same year.[3]

McClellan's father was state legislator Thomas J. McClellan, a Whig who served in the Alabama House of Representatives in 1862.[2]

Political offices
Preceded by
Newly created seat
Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama
Succeeded by
Court substantially reconfigured
Preceded by Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama
Succeeded by


  1. ^ "Thomas N. McClellan" (PDF). Judiciary of Alabama. Retrieved June 20, 2023.
  2. ^ a b c "Alabama Department of Archives and History: Ala. Attorney General Thomas Nicholas McClellan". archives.alabama.gov. July 13, 2007. Archived from the original on February 13, 2022. Retrieved September 21, 2023.
  3. ^ a b "Alabama Appellate Courts: History of Supreme Court". Judiciary of Alabama. Retrieved September 27, 2023.
  4. ^ "Obituary for Thomas N. McClellan (Aged 53)". Jones Valley Times. February 15, 1906. p. 2.