1937 – 2005
Prior to his appointment in 1999 as James Bryce Visiting Fellow in American Studies at the Institute of United States Studies of the University of London, James McClellan was Senior Resident Scholar at Liberty Fund, Inc. He held a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Dr. McClellan served as the President of the Center for Judicial Studies and as John M. Olin Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College. He taught American Government and Constitutional Law at the University of Alabama, Emory University, and Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. Dr. McClellan also served as a member of the U.S. Senate staff, and from 1981 to 1983 was Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the Subcommittee on Separation of Powers of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. His publications include The Political Principles of Robert A. Taft (coauthor, 1967), Joseph Story and the American Constitution (1971, 1990), The Federalist: A Student Edition (co-editor, 1990), and Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 as Reported by James Madison (co-editor, 1989).