LATHROP, Samuel, (1772 - 1846)


LATHROP, Samuel, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in West Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., on May 1, 1772; pursued classical studies and was graduated from Yale College in 1792; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in West Springfield; clerk and treasurer 1796-1798; town moderator for eight years; elected as a Federalist to the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses, reelected as a Adams-Clay Federalist to the Eighteenth Congress and as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth Congress (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1827); chairman, Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Seventeenth and Eighteenth Congresses); resumed the practice of law and devoted considerable time to agricultural pursuits; member of the state senate in 1829 and 1830 and served as its president; died in West Springfield, Mass., July 11, 1846; interment in the Park Street Cemetery.