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Samuel CARUTHERS

(1820-1860)

CARUTHERS, Samuel, a Representative from Missouri; born in Madison County, Mo., October 13, 1820; was graduated from Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Fredericktown, Madison County, Mo.; moved to Cape Girardeau, Mo., in 1844; held several local offices; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress; reelected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1857); and reelected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1859); died in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Mo., July 20, 1860.

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

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