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Samuel MAYALL

(1816-1892)

MAYALL, Samuel, a Representative from Maine; born in North Gray, Cumberland County, Maine, June 21, 1816; attended the public schools and was tutored privately at home; moved to Gray, Maine; member of the State house of representatives in 1845, 1847, and 1848; served in the State senate in 1847 and 1848; declined the Democratic nomination as a candidate for Representative to the Thirty-second Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); was not a candidate for renomination in 1854; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1856; moved to St. Paul, Minn., in 1857; became a large landowner; commissioned as a captain at the beginning of the Civil War; devoted his time to looking after his large business interests; died in St. Paul, Minn., September 17, 1892; interment in Oakland Cemetery.

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

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