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Samuel HAMBLETON

(1812-1886)

HAMBLETON, Samuel, a Representative from Maryland; born at “Waterloo” farm, Talbot County, Md., January 8, 1812; educated by private tutors and attended Easton Academy; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1833 and commenced practice in Easton, Talbot County, Md.; member of the State house of delegates in 1834 and 1835; State’s attorney for Talbot County 1836-1844; served in the State senate 1844-1850; president of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal in 1853 and 1854; again a member of the State house of delegates in 1853; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1873); died in Easton, Md., December 9, 1886; interment in Spring Hill Cemetery.

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

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