James McGrew

James Clark McGrew
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1869 March 3, 1873
Preceded by Bethuel Kitchen
Succeeded by John Hagans
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
In office
Personal details
Born (1813-09-14)September 14, 1813
Brandonville, Virginia (now West Virginia), US
Died September 18, 1910(1910-09-18) (aged 97)
Kingwood, West Virginia, US
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Persis Hagans McGrew
Profession Merchant, Banker, Hospital director

James Clark McGrew (September 14, 1813 September 18, 1910) was an American politician, merchant, banker and hospital director from Virginia and West Virginia.

Born near Brandonville, Virginia (now West Virginia), McGrew attended common schools as a child and later engaged in mercantile pursuits and banking. He was a delegate to the Virginia Secession Convention in 1861 where he voted against secession, was mayor of Kingwood, Virginia (later West Virginia) from 1863 to 1865 and was a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates from 1863 to 1865. McGrew was managing director of the West Virginia Insane Hospital for four years before he was elected a Republican to the United States House of Representatives in 1868, serving from 1869 to 1873. He was again mayor of Kingwood, West Virginia in 1879 and 1880 and afterwards resumed banking in Kingwood from 1886 until his death there on September 18, 1910. He was interred in Maplewood Cemetery in Kingwood.

The James Clark McGrew House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.[1]


  1. National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Bethuel Kitchen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1869 March 4, 1873
Succeeded by
John Hagans

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