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Samuel A. SMITH

(1795-1861)

SMITH, Samuel A., a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Harrow, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pa., in 1795; attended the common schools; commissioned justice of the peace for the Rockhill-Milford district before he was twenty-one years of age; register of wills for Bucks County 1824-1829; was brigade inspector of militia for the Bucks and Montgomery County district; resigned in 1832; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress to fill in part the vacancies caused by the resignations of George Wolf and Samuel D. Ingham; reelected to the Twenty-second Congress and served from October 13, 1829, to March 3, 1833; member of the State senate 1841-1843; was appointed associate judge of the courts of Bucks County by Governor Porter in 1844 and served until 1849; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Doylestown, Pa., and later in Point Pleasant, Pa.; died in Point Pleasant, Bucks County, Pa., May 15, 1861; interment in the Presbyterian Churchyard, Doylestown, Pa.

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

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