Biography of Augustus Callahan McClellan
Kings County, CA Biographies





AUGUSTUS CALLAHAN McCLELLAN.
One of the able and successful attorneys of Kings county, who also is a veteran of the World war - Augustus Callahan McClellan - was born in Sullivan county, Tennessee, on the 23d day of August, 1888, a son of Samuel W. and Hester A. McClellan, both members of old southern families. Samuel W. McClellan was a farmer by vocation and was a man of prominence and influence in his community.

Augustus Callahan McClellan secured his elemental education in the public schools and after graduating from high school entered the law department of the University of Chattanooga, from which he was graduated in 1911, with the degree of Bachelor of Laws. He immediately entered upon the active practice of his profession in Chattanooga, where he remained until 1916, when he came to Los Angeles and practiced law there until he entered the army for service in the World war, in June, 1918, and was sent to Camp Lewis, then transferred to Base Hospital No. 467; then was sent overseas for service until the armistice was signed. Because of his legal experience and knowledge, he was made chief clerk in the judge advocate general's department for the district of Paris, where he remained until discharged from the service at Washington, in October, 1919. He held a commission as regimental sergeant major while in service. After returning to civil life Mr. McClellan located in Fresno for a time, but in February, 1921, he came to Corcoran and is now enjoying a large and remunerative legal practice here. He is city attorney for Corcoran, and has been employed as counsel in many important cases in the Kings county courts, being numbered among the successful and representative lawyers of this county.

Mr. McClellan is a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and the American Legion, being chairman of the executive committee of the last named organization. He is also a member of the Corcoran Chamber of Commerce and of the Kings County Bar Association.

Mr. McClellan was married to Miss Harriett Crawford of Fresno, a daughter of Dr. J. M. Crawford, who is secretary of the California state board of optometry. Mrs. McClellan is a graduate of Occidental College of Los Angeles and is an active participant in the club and social life of Corcoran, being president of the Thursday Club, and a member of the Federated Women's Clubs of California and of the Women's Auxiliary to the American Legion. Personally Mr. McClellan is genial and approachable, while in his professional work he has won a reputation as a sound and safe practitioner, enjoying to a marked degree the confidence and respect of the entire community.

From:
History of Tulare County, California
By: Kathleen Edwards Small
and
Kings County, California
By: J. Larry Smith
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago 1926


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