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Samuel WALLIN

(1856-1917)

WALLIN, Samuel, a Representative from New York; born in Easton, Northampton County, Pa., July 31, 1856; moved with his parents to Amsterdam, Montgomery County, N.Y., in 1864; attended the public schools and Amsterdam Academy; engaged in the manufacture of carpets and rugs; served as alderman 1889-1892; mayor of Amsterdam in 1901 and 1902; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915); was not a candidate for renomination in 1914; resumed his business activities in Amsterdam, N.Y., where he died December 1, 1917; interment in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

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