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Samson MASON

(1793-1869)

MASON, Samson, a Representative from Ohio; born in Fort Ann, Washington County, N.Y., July 24, 1793; attended the common schools in Onondaga, N.Y.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Springfield, Ohio; prosecuting attorney of Clark County in 1822; member of the State senate 1829-1831; president judge of the court of common pleas in 1834; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Whig to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1843); chairman, Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Twenty-fifth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination; member of the state house of representatives in 1845 and 1846; United States attorney for Ohio 1850-1853; delegate to the Ohio constitutional convention in 1850; served in the state senate 1862-1864; served from captain to major general in the state militia; died in Springfield, Ohio, February 1, 1869; interment in Ferncliff Cemetery.

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

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