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Lumberton in Robeson County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Angus W. McLean

 
 
Angus W. McLean Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 1, 2017
1. Angus W. McLean Marker
Inscription. Governor, 1925–1929, Assistant Secretary of the United States Treasury, 1920–1921. Home is 1 mile south, grave 100 yards N.W.
 
Erected 1852 by Archives, Conservation and Highway Departments. (Marker Number I-39.)
 
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. Touch for map. 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. Marker is in this post office area: Lumberton NC 28358, United States of America.
 
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 (approx. one mile away); 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
Angus W. McLean and John Willis Markers image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 1, 2017
2. Angus W. McLean and John Willis Markers
This view is north. Fayetteville Road is on the left and continues north. Cedar Street is on the right and terminates at this intersection with Goodwin Avenue, which continues to the left as 24th Street.
(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 1920 to 1921 he was the assistant secretary of the Treasury.

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
Governor Angus W. McLean image. Click for full size.
State Archives of NC via Wikipedia Commons
3. Governor Angus W. McLean
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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Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 25, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 84 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 25, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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