Addison S. McClure (October 10, 1839 - April 17, 1903) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

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Born in Wooster, Ohio, McClure pursued an academic course in Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1861 and commenced practice in Wooster. He entered the Army as a private in April 1861. He was elected captain of Company H, Sixteenth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in October of the same year.

He served as recorder of Wayne County in 1867. He was appointed postmaster of Wooster in 1867 and reappointed in 1872 and 1876. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1868 and 1876.

McClure was elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress.

McClure was elected to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897).

He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Wooster, Ohio, April 17, 1903. He was interred in Wooster Cemetery.

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