SAMPLE, Samuel Caldwell, (1796 - 1855)

SAMPLE, Samuel Caldwell, a Representative from Indiana; born in Elkton, Cecil County, Md., on August 15, 1796; attended the rural school; learned the trade of carpenter and assisted his father, who was a contractor; moved with his father’s family to Connersville, Ind., about 1823; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1833 and commenced practice in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind.; elected prosecuting attorney in 1834; elected judge of the ninth judicial circuit in 1836 and served until 1843, when he resigned; was the first president of the First National Bank of South Bend; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1844 to the Twenty-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of his profession in South Bend, Ind., and died there December 2, 1855; interment in the City Cemetery.