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Samuel GALLOWAY

(1811-1872)

GALLOWAY, Samuel, a Representative from Ohio; born in Gettysburg, Pa., March 20, 1811; attended the public schools; moved to Ohio and settled in Highland County in 1830; graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1833; attended Princeton Theological Seminary in 1835 and 1836; taught school in Hamilton, Ohio, 1836 and 1837, at Miami University in 1837 and 1838, and Hanover College, Indiana, in 1839 and 1840; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1843 and commenced practice in Chillicothe, Ohio; secretary of state in 1844; moved to Columbus in 1844; delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1848; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress and for election in 1858 to the Thirty-sixth Congress; resumed the practice of law; during the Civil War appointed judge advocate of Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio, by President Lincoln; appointed by President Johnson to investigate conditions in the South during the period of reconstruction; died in Columbus, Ohio, April 5, 1872; interment in Greenlawn Cemetery.

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

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