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Samuel Thomas WORCESTER

(1804-1882)

WORCESTER, Samuel Thomas, a Representative from Ohio; born in Hollis, Hillsborough County, N.H., August 30, 1804; attended the common schools and was graduated from Harvard University in 1830; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1835 and began practice in Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio; member of the State senate in 1849 and 1850; served as judge of the court of common pleas in 1859 and 1860; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Sherman and served from July 4, 1861, to March 3, 1863; resumed the practice of law and engaged in literary pursuits; died in Nashua, N.H., on December 6, 1882; interment in the South Cemetery, Hollis, N.H.

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

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