Guide to the John Thomas McLure Papers, RG 68

Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: July 2003

Date Span:
1856-1940(bulk, 1904-1909)

0.5 cubic feet.

Number of Boxes:
1 letter document box.

Historical or Biographical Sketch:
John Thomas McLure was born in Jacksonville, Calhoun County, Alabama to Mr. and Mrs. M. R. McClure in 1889. He was the grandson of Alabama planter, legislator, and railroad builder William E. Reynolds (1799-1871), and was the nephew of Alabama Polytechnic Institute president Dr. Isaac Taylor Tichenor. From 1906 to 1909, McLure attended Alabama Polytechnic Institute (presently Auburn University) as a student. He was a member of the football and baseball teams at Auburn University from 1906 to 1909. He was quarterback and captain of the football team in 1908 and made All Southern the same season. He also played center field, shortstop, and right field as a member of the baseball team. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1909. He was a member of the fraternity Kappa Alpha. During World War I he served in Company F, First United States Engineers from October 1917 to November 1918. He saw combat in France at Cantigny, Soissons, St. Mihiel, the Argonne, Mouzon and Sedan. On November 11, 1918, he was a captain in the 1st Battalion Adjutant.

Scope and Content:
Consists of football and baseball scrapbooks created by John Thomas McLure from 1907 to 1909 while as student at Alabama Polytechnic Institute. Includes photographs of McLure and a 1904 scrapbook from the Georgia Military Academy football and baseball teams.

Item list:
Box 1

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