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Samuel Atkinson DOBBINS

(1814-1886)

DOBBINS, Samuel Atkinson, a Representative from New Jersey; born near Vincentown, Burlington County, N.J., April 14, 1814; attended private and public schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; moved to Mount Holly, N.J., in 1838 and continued farming; high sheriff of Burlington County 1854-1857; member of the State house of assembly 1859-1861; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864; trustee of Pennington (N.J.) Seminary 1866-1886, serving as president of the board of trustees for ten years; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third and Forty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1877); was not a candidate for renomination in 1876; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Mount Holly, N.J., May 26, 1886; interment in Mount Holly Cemetery.

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

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