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McLEAN, Daniel Veech, educator, born in Fayette county, Pennsylvania, 24 November, 1801; died in Red Bank, New Jersey, 23 November, 1869. He was brought up in Ross county, Ohio, graduated at Ohio university in 1824, taught in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in 1825-'6, and in 1827 entered Princeton seminary, where he remained two years, he was ordained as an evangelist in Miami, Ohio, on 29 June, 1831, and preached for two years at Lebanon. Ohio, and then took charge of the church at Tennent, Monmouth County, New Hampshire, and four years later of a church organized by him at Freehold, with which he remained till 1850, when he was chosen president of Lafayette college, he devoted himself to raising an endowment for the college, and secured $100,000 by the sale of scholarships, which, however, afforded but a temporary relief. In 1857 he resigned his post, and returned to the ministry, spending four years in London, where he preached frequently, and after his return to the United States serving as pastor at Plainfield, New Jersey, in 1862-'3, and then at Red Bank till his death. He received the degree of D. D. from Lafayette college in 1862.
MacLEAN, Francis, British soldier, born in Scotland about 1727; died in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1781. He served in the Dutch war, was at the capture of Bergenop-Zoom by Count Lowendahl, was captured and held a prisoner by the French, and subsequently served in Portugal, and during the Revolutionary war in this country, rising to the rank of general, he commanded the fort at Penobscot, Maine, against which an expedition was sent from Boston in July, 1779, when he successfully defended it with 700 men against an attacking force of 2,000 Americans.
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