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David H. McClain
Member of the Florida Senate
from the 21st district

In office
November 21, 1972 – November 16, 1982
Preceded by Henry B. Sayler[1]
Succeeded by Betty Castor[2]
Member of the Florida Senate
from the 24th district

In office
May 1970 – November 21, 1972
Preceded by Joseph A. McClain, Jr.[3]
Succeeded by Thomas "Tom" Gallen, Jr.[4]
Personal details
Born David Hollingsworth McClain[5]
June 4, 1933(1933-06-04) (age 88)
Macon, Georgia, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Carroll McClain
Children 2
Residence Tampa, Florida
Military service
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1953-1955
Unit 1st Infantry Division

David Hollingsworth McClain (born June 4, 1933) is an American attorney and former politician in the state of Florida.

Early life, education & military service[]

McClain was born in Macon, Georgia and moved to Florida in 1956. He is an alumnus Duke University (BA), George Washington University (MA), and Stetson College of Law (LLB).[6] He served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955 as a member of the 1st Infantry Division.[6][7]

Political career[]

From 1964 to 1970 he served on the Board of Public Relations and Convention Facilities and served as vice chairman from 1969 to 1970.[8] He is a former member of the Florida Law Revision Council.[8][9] From 1969 to 1970 he served as a legal advisor to the Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee.[8] He is a former member of the Hillsborough County Republican State Committee and former assistant treasurer of the Florida Republican Party.[8]

He was elected to the Florida State Senate for the 24th district in 1971. He was redistricted to the 21st district in 1973, and served until 1982. He is a member of the Republican Party.[10] From 1986 to 1987 he served as an assistant city attorney in Tampa.[7][9]

He was a member of the Motor Vehicle Insurance Task Force in 1989.[7][9] From 1989 to 1990 he served on the Tampa Hillsborough County Expressway Authority.[7][9]

Legal career[]

He practiced law in Florida. He was a senior partner with McClain, Smoak & Chistolini, LLC in Tampa until his retirement.[9][11]

Personal life[]

He and his wife Carroll have two children.

References[]

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