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Samuel Lewis HAYS

(1794-1871)

HAYS, Samuel Lewis, a Representative from Virginia; born near Clarksburg, Harrison County, Va. (now West Virginia), October 20, 1794; moved to Stewarts Creek, Lewis County, Va. (now Glenville, Gilmer County, W.Va.), in 1833 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State assembly of Virginia; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Twenty-eighth Congress in 1842; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1850; appointed receiver of public moneys at Sauk Rapids, Minn., April 28, 1857, by President Buchanan and served until June 10, 1860; resumed agricultural pursuits; died at Sauk Rapids, Benton County, Minn., March 17, 1871; interment in the original Old Benton County Cemetery.

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

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