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Samuel HERRICK

(1779-1852)

HERRICK, Samuel, a Representative from Ohio; born in Amenia, Dutchess County, N.Y., April 14, 1779; pursued an academic course; studied law in Carlisle, Pa.; was admitted to the bar in 1805 and commenced practice in St. Clairsville, Ohio; moved to Zanesville, Ohio, in 1810; appointed prosecuting attorney of Guernsey County in 1810 and also United States district attorney; in 1814 appointed prosecuting attorney of Licking County and commissioned brigadier general of the Ohio Militia; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress and reelected to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1821); chairman, Committee on Private Land Claims (Fifteenth Congress); was not a candidate for reelection in 1820; continued the practice of law; presidential elector on the Jackson and Calhoun ticket in 1828; appointed United States district attorney for Ohio in 1829 but resigned June 30, 1830; died in Zanesville, Ohio, June 4, 1852; interment in City (now Greenwood) Cemetery.

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

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