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Samuel Carr FORKER

(1821-1900)

FORKER, Samuel Carr, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Mount Holly, Burlington County, N.J., March 16, 1821; completed preparatory studies; moved to Bordentown and engaged in banking; director and cashier of the Bordentown Banking Co.; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1873); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1872 to the Forty-third Congress; again engaged in banking; moved to Delanco, Burlington County, N.J., in 1890; lived in retirement with his son until his death in Edgewater Park, Burlington County, N.J., February 10, 1900; interment in Mount Holly Cemetery, Mount Holly, N.J.

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

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