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SIMONS, Samuel, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Bridgeport, Conn., in 1792; pursued an academic course; held several local offices; taught school; studied medicine and commenced practice in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn.; member of the State house of representatives in 1830; director of the Housatonic Railroad; trustee of the Bridgeport Savings Bank; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); chairman, Committee on Engraving (Twenty-eighth Congress); resumed the practice of medicine in Bridgeport, Conn., where he died January 13, 1847; interment in Mountain Grove Cemetery.

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

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