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Samuel Wilds TROTTI

(1810-1856)

TROTTI, Samuel Wilds, a Representative from South Carolina; born in Barnwell, S.C., July 18, 1810; attended the common schools; was graduated from South Carolina College (now University of South Carolina) at Columbia in 1832; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; served in the Seminole War; member of the State house of representatives, 1840-1841, 1852-1855; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Sampson H. Butler and served from December 17, 1842, to March 3, 1843; resumed the practice of law; died in Buckhead, Fairfield District (now county), S.C., June 24, 1856.

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

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