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Samuel RIKER

(1743-1823)

RIKER, Samuel, a Representative from New York; born in Newtown, Long Island, N.Y., April 8, 1743; attended the common schools; member of the Newtown committee of correspondence in 1774; was supervisor of Suffolk County in 1783; lieutenant of Light Horse in the Revolution; member of the State assembly in 1784; elected as a Republican to the Eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Smith and served from November 5, 1804, to March 3, 1805; elected to the Tenth Congress (March 4, 1807-March 3, 1809); died in Newtown, Long Island, N.Y., May 19, 1823; interment in the Dutch Reformed Cemetery.

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

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