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Jonas Roup McClintock


 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1853 22 Democrat
1855 22 Democrat
 Counties   Allegheny

Biography

1808 - 1879

Jonas Roup McClintock, “the boy-mayor of Pittsburgh,” was born on “the Diamond,” Pittsburgh, January 9, 1808, the son of John and Elizabeth (Roup) McClintock.  McClintock graduated from the Western University, forerunner of the University of Pittsburgh; and in 1830, he graduated from University of Maryland Medical School. During the cholera epidemics, Doctor McClintock exhibited great heroism saving lives. He organized the city's first "Board of Health" in 1832; youngest Mayor in Pittsburgh’s history, 1836-1839; Melter and Refiner of the Philadelphia Mint, 1840-1847; state House of Representatives, 1850-1854; state Senate, 1854-1856; pursuing the iron business and farming after public service.  In the upper House, he is best remembered for his progressive stance on education and legislation establishing free secondary education in the Commonwealth. During the Civil War he helped to organize 3500 men.  Dr. McClintock was a charter member of the Duquesne Grays and Captain of the Viligant Fire Company.  The grandfather of state Senator Wilson Shaw McClintock, Dr. McClintock died on November 25, 1879, interred  in Allegheny Cemetery.