|Birth: ||May 31, 1921|
East Saint Louis
St. Clair County
|Death: ||Dec. 27, 1988|
Ohio State Representative 1967 to 1988 (107th to 117th General Assemblies).
At the age of ten, CJ McLin's family moved from Illinois to Dayton, Ohio. CJ went to Dunbar High School and assisted his father at McLin Funeral Home.
He attended Virginia Union University, and was drafted into the Army in 1943. In 1950 he completed studying at Cincinnati College of Embalming and returned to the family business.
He was elected to the Ohio State House of Representatives in 1966. There he founded what is now the Ohio Black Legislative Caucus. He spearheaded and secured state funding for the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce, Ohio. He died in office in 1988. Rhine McLin, his daughter, was appointed to fill his seat.
McLin's autobiography is titled Dad, I Served: The Autobiography of C. J. McLin Jr. As told to Minnie Fells Johnson, Ph.D.
Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum
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