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Samuel Hughes WOODSON

(1777-1827)

WOODSON, Samuel Hughes, (father of Samuel Hughes Woodson [1815-1881]), a Representative from Kentucky; born near Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Va., September 15, 1777; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1802 and commenced practice in Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Ky.; clerk of Jessamine County Circuit Court 1803-1819; elected to the Seventeenth Congress (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1823); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1822 to the Eighteenth Congress; resumed the practice of his profession in Nicholasville; member of the State house of representatives in 1825 and 1826; died at “Chaumiere,” Jessamine County, Ky., July 28, 1827; interment in the Crocket Burying Ground.

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

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