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Samuel Myron BRAINERD

(1842-1898)

BRAINERD, Samuel Myron, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Albion, Erie County, Pa., November 13, 1842; attended the public schools, Edinboro Normal School, and Ann Arbor (Mich.) Law School; was admitted to the bar in 1869 and commenced practice in North East, Erie County, Pa.; district attorney of Erie County 1872-1875; moved to Erie, Pa., in 1874 and continued the practice of law; chairman of the Republican county committee in 1880; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1884; resumed the practice of law in Erie, Pa., and died there November 21, 1898; interment in the City Cemetery.

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

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