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Samuel RINGGOLD

(1770-1829)

RINGGOLD, Samuel, a Representative from Maryland; born in Chestertown, Md., January 15, 1770; received a limited schooling; moved to Washington County, Md., and settled at Fountain Rock, near Hagerstown; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of delegates in 1795; served in the State senate 1801-1806; judge of the levy court of Washington County 1806-1810 and 1822-1826; appointed a brigadier general in the Maryland Militia on July 7, 1810; elected as a Republican to the Eleventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Roger Nelson; reelected to the Twelfth and Thirteenth Congresses and served from October 15, 1810, to March 3, 1815; served in the War of 1812; elected to the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1821); resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Frederick, Frederick County, Md., October 18, 1829; interment in Fountain Rock Cemetery, near Hagerstown, Washington County, Md.

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

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