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Sampson Hale BUTLER

(1803-1848)

BUTLER, Sampson Hale, a Representative from South Carolina; born near Ninety Six, Edgefield District, S.C., January 3, 1803; attended the country schools and South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina) at Columbia; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1825 and commenced practice in Edgefield, S.C.; moved to Barnwell, S.C., and continued the practice of law; sheriff of Barnwell County 1832-1839; member of the State house of representatives 1832-1835; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1839, until September 27, 1842, when he resigned; resumed the practice of law; moved to Florida; died in Tallahassee, Fla., March 16, 1848; interment in a cemetery in that city.

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

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