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Zabdiel SAMPSON

(1781-1828)

SAMPSON, Zabdiel, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Plympton, Mass., August 22, 1781; pursued classical studies and was graduated from Brown University, Providence, R.I., in 1803; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1806 and commenced practice in Plymouth; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses and served from March 4, 1817, to July 26, 1820, when he resigned; appointed collector of customs at Plymouth, Mass., July 26, 1820, and served until his death there July 19, 1828; interment in Burial Hill Cemetery.

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

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