Charles McVean

Charles McVean (1802 – December 22, 1848) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born near Johnstown, New York, McVean pursued an academic course. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Johnstown. He was editor of a newspaper in Canajoharie 1827–1831.

McVean was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1834. He served as district attorney of Montgomery County in 1836–1839.

He moved to New York City in 1839, where he resumed the practice of his profession. He was appointed surrogate of New York County January 24, 1844, and served until 1848. He was appointed United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York September 1, 1848. He died in New York City, December 22, 1848, and was interred in St. Andrew's Cemetery.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Michael Hoffman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th congressional district

Succeeded by
Matthias J. Bovee

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