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Samuel ARNOLD

(1806-1869)

ARNOLD, Samuel, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Haddam, Conn., June 1, 1806; attended the local academy at Plainfield, Conn., and Westfield Academy, Massachusetts; devoted most of his life to agricultural pursuits; acquired a controlling interest in a stone quarry and became owner of a line of schooners operating between New York and Philadelphia; was, also, for a number of years, president of the Bank of East Haddam; member of the State house of representatives in 1839, 1842, 1844, and again in 1851; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1859); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1858; resumed agricultural pursuits and quarrying; died in Haddam, Middlesex County, Conn., May 5, 1869; interment in a mausoleum on his estate near Haddam.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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