Louis S. McClellan was born June 5, 1861, in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania. He received his education in the public and high
schools of that town, and at an early age began to earn his own
living. His first employment was with a civil engineering corps
on the Pennsylvania Railroad, but in 1881 he secured a position with
the Wabash Railroad, and has been with that corporation ever since.
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He started in as a clerk in the New York
office, and in 1884 was made southwestern passenger agent, which
position he held until 1895, when he was removed to Louisville, where
he held the office of district passenger agent. In 1899 he was
transferred to St. Louis in a similar capacity, and upon the
resignation of Henry N. Garland as western passenger agent in 1902,
Mr. McClellan came to Kansas City to succeed him.
He has already taken his place in the public
life of the town, and has identified himself with many of the public
Mr. McClellan is a Scottish Rite Mason, a
Knight Templar, and a member of the Shrine.