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Samuel Williams INGE

(1817-1868)

INGE, Samuel Williams, (nephew of William Marshall Inge), a Representative from Alabama; born in Warren County, N.C., on February 22, 1817; moved to Greene County, Ala.; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Livingston, Sumter County, Ala.; member of the Alabama house of representatives in 1844 and 1845; elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Congresses (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1851); chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Thirty-first Congress); participated in a duel with Edward Stanly, a Representative from North Carolina, in Bladensburg, near Washington, D.C., but neither was seriously injured; resumed the practice of law; was appointed by President Franklin Pierce a United States attorney for the northern district of California on April 1, 1853; died in San Francisco, Calif., on June 10, 1868; interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

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

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