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Samuel LAHM

(1812-1876)

LAHM, Samuel, a Representative from Ohio; born in Leitersburg, Washington County, Md., April 22, 1812; completed preparatory studies; taught school; attended Washington College, Pennsylvania; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1836 and commenced practice in Canton, Ohio; master of chancery 1837-1841; prosecuting attorney of Stark County 1841-1845; member of the State senate in 1842; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1844; brigadier general of militia; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1844 to the Twenty-ninth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); engaged in agricultural pursuits and sheep raising; died in Canton, Ohio, June 16, 1876; interment in West Lawn Cemetery.

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

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