John Alexander McCLernand Quotes

As to polygamy, I charge it to be … evil—a scarlet whore!

John Alexander McCLernand
John Alexander McCLernand
  • Born: May 30, 1812
  • Died: September 20, 1900
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Military Officer

John Alexander McClernand was an American lawyer and politician, and a Union general in the American Civil War. He was a prominent Democratic politician in Illinois and a member of the United States House of Representatives before the war. McClernand was firmly dedicated to the principles of Jacksonian democracy and supported the Compromise of 1850.

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