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Samuel EARLE


EARLE, Samuel, (nephew of Elias Earle and cousin of John Baylis Earle), a Representative from South Carolina; born in Frederick County, Va., November 28, 1760; moved to South Carolina in 1774; participated in the Revolutionary War, entering the service as an ensign in 1777 and leaving as captain of a company of rangers in 1782; member of the State house of representatives 1784-1788; delegate to the State convention that ratified the Federal Constitution May 12, 1788; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1790; elected as a Republican to the Fourth Congress (March 4, 1795-March 3, 1797); died in Pendleton District, S.C., November 24, 1833; interment in Beaverdam Cemetery, Oconee County, S.C.

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

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