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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]

Mr. James McLean

page 370

Mr. James McLean, Manager of the Napier branch of the National Bank of New Zealand, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., in the year 1855, and was educated in Scotland. After a short experience in a legal office, Mr. McLean came to New Zealand in 1873, by the ship “Jessie Readman,” and joined the National Bank at Dunedin. A few years later he was promoted to be accountant at Invercargill, was afterwards stationed at Tapanui for three years, and was then appointed to the Wanganui branch, where he remained for about six years. Mr. McLean received his present appointment in 1888. He is an ex-president of the Napier Athenacum, and for several years was treasurer of the since-defunct Caledonian Society. Mr. McLean married Miss Excell, a Melbourne lady, in 1884, and has two daughters.