|Oil on canvas, William A. Greaves after C. A. Fassett, 1891, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives |
RANDALL, Samuel Jackson, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa.,
October 10, 1828; attended the common schools and the University Academy in
Philadelphia; engaged in mercantile pursuits; member of the common council of
Philadelphia 1852-1855; member of the State senate in 1858 and 1859; served as
a member of the First Troop of Philadelphia in 1861 and was in the Union Army
three months of that year and again as captain in 1863; was promoted to provost
marshal at Gettysburg; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth and to the
thirteen succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1863, until his death;
chairman, Committee on Appropriations (Forty-fourth, Forty-eighth, Forty-ninth,
and Fiftieth Congresses), Committee on Public Expenditures (Forty-seventh
Congress); Speaker of the House of Representatives (Forty-fourth through
Forty-sixth Congresses); died in Washington, D.C., April 13, 1890; interment in
Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
BibliographyHouse, Albert V. The Political Career of Samuel Jackson
Randall. Ph.D. diss., University of Wisconsin, 1935.