Continental Congressman. He was educated at a local private academy, moved to Antrim Township in 1754, and owned several farms, operating some and renting out others. He was a delegate to Pennsylvania's 1776 constitutional convention, and a member of the state House of Representatives in 1776 and 1777. From 1778 to 1779 McLene served on Pennsylvania's Executive Council. He was a member of the Continental Congress from 1779 to 1780. He was a Delegate to the Pennsylvania constitutional conventions in 1789 and 1790, and was one of the primary drafters of the new state Constitution. From 1790 to 1791 and 1793 to 1794 McLene served again in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
Bio by: Bill McKern