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 John Little McClellan

John Little McClellan

Birth
Sheridan, Grant County, Arkansas, USA
Death 28 Nov 1977 (aged 81)
Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 2319 · View Source
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He served as U.S. Senator from Arkansas from 1943-1977, and also served as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He stood on Principal, Ethics and for the Constitutional rights of every American Citizen. His mother, Anna Belle Suddeth, died when he was but a month old. A special act of the Arkansas Legislature was required to allow him to take the Attorney's Bar Exam at age 17. He commenced studying the Law at age 12 in his father's law office. His father, Isaac Scott McClellan, was a school teacher, attorney, and Circuit Judge. He served as a U.S. Army Captain during W.W.I. He was a Hot Springs County Prosecuting Atty for several years. He was also Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Union and Hot Springs Counties, U.S. Congressman 1938 - 1942, U.S. Senator 1942 - 1977 at the time of his death. He was Chairman of the McCarthy Senate hearings of the 1950's
Chairman of the Armed Forces, Veteran Affairs, and Ways and Means Senate Committees during his tenure in the Senate. He was Author of the Federal Code Revisions of the 1970's and very proactive on the Federal level legal reform movement of Anti Crime and Organized Crime statutes. He was Co-sponsor of the Ark River Navigation Project and various other projects beneficial to the citizens of Arkansas and the nation. He was raised by his step-mother, Laura Anna Wray Mc (Granny Mac) and lost his oldest son, Max Eldon McClellan, during the North African Champaign of W.W.II. He also lost his second son, John L. Jr., to a fatal car accident the night before the reburial of oldest son in Littler Rock. His third son, James Howard McClellan, was killed in plane crash at Mayflower in 1958. John McClellan is buried in Rose Lawn Cemetery, Little Rock, Arkansas

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Little McClellan (25 Feb 1896–28 Nov 1977), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2319, citing Roselawn Memorial Park, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .