James McLene, son of Wm McLene, was born in New London, Chester co, Oct 11, 1730; was educated at the classical school of Rev Francis Alison, and as early as 1753 took up land in Antrim twp, Cumberland...now Franklin...Co, locating there the year following. He was a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1776 to form a constitution for Pa. He was elected to the Assembly in 1776 and 1777; was a member of the Supreme Exec. Council in 1783, and again of the Assembly from 11787-9. He was a memer of the Constitutional Convention of 1789-90 and a member of the House of Representatives 1790-91. He married July 6, 1753, Christina Brown' she died Oct 23. 1818. in her 91st year/ He died at his residence near Greencastle, March ,13. 1806.
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