Lumberton in Robeson County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Angus W. McLean
Erected 1852 by Archives, Conservation and Highway Departments. (Marker Number I-39.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1929.
Location. 34° 38.032′ N, 79° 0.192′ W. Marker is in Lumberton, North Carolina, in Robeson County. Marker is at the intersection of Fayetteville Road and Goodwin Avenue, East 24th, and North Cedar Streets, on the left when traveling south on Fayetteville Road. It is on the island between Fayetteville Road and North Cedar Street in this complex intersection with four street names. Fayetteville Road becomes North Pine Street two blocks south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lumberton NC 28358, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Willis (here, next to this marker); First Hebrew Congregation Lumberton Bicentennial Park (approx. one mile away); First Rural Health Department (approx. 1.1 miles away); Thompson Institute (approx. 1.9 miles away); Burnt Swamp Association (approx. 7.8 miles away); Honorable Hamilton McMillan (approx. 11.8 miles away); University of N. C. at Pembroke (approx. 11.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lumberton.
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry. Angus Wilton McLean (1870–1935) was a lawyer and banker who was the 56th Governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina from 1925 to 1929. McLean also served as Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of the Treasury from 1920-1921.
He was born in Robeson County, North Carolina and educated at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned a law degree in 1892. McLean first entered politics in 1892, serving as the chairman of the Robeson County Democratic Executive Committee. A supporter of Woodrow Wilson, he was a delegate to Democratic National Conventions and sat on the Democratic National Committee. From 1918 to 1922 he served on the War Finance Corporation board, and from
McLean secured the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 1924 by defeating Josiah W. Bailey. During his tenure, an executive budget system was initiated; a department of conservation and development was established; and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was formed. Governor McLean continued the practice, established by his predecessors Thomas Bickett and Cameron Morrison, of deploying National Guard troops to prevent potential lynchings. After completing his term, McLean retired from political life. (Submitted on March 25, 2017.)
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