HUNT, Samuel, (1765 - 1807)


HUNT, Samuel, a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Charlestown, Sullivan County, N.H., July 8, 1765; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1790 and commenced practice in Alstead, N.H.; moved to Keene, N.H., the same year and in 1795 abandoned the practice of law; moved to Charlestown, N.H., and engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives in 1802 and 1803; elected as a Federalist to the Seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Joseph Peirce; reelected to the Eighth Congress and served from December 6, 1802, to March 3, 1805; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1804; founded a colony in Ohio; died in Gallipolis, Ohio, July 7, 1807; interment in Mound Cemetery, Marietta, Ohio.