Joseph Mcclelland (1916 - 1981)

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Joseph Mcclelland
1916 - 1981
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June 19, 1916
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May 1981
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Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii 96816
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Joseph Mcclelland was born on June 19, 1916. He died in May 1981 at age 64. We know that Joseph Mcclelland had been residing in Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii 96816.
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Joseph Mcclelland died in May 1981 at age 64. He was born on June 19, 1916. We have no information about Joseph's family or relationships. We know that Joseph Mcclelland had been residing in Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii 96816.

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In 1916, in the year that Joseph Mcclelland was born, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

In 1921, Joseph was only 5 years old when on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1931, at the age of just 15 years old, Joseph was alive when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1960, Joseph was 44 years old when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1981, in the year of Joseph Mcclelland's passing, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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