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  Harris, Sampson W.
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NameSampson W. Harris
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Wetumpka, Alabama , United States
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Born February 23, 1809
DiedApril 01, 1857 (48 years)
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InfoHARRIS, Sampson Willis, a Representative from Alabama; born in Elbert County, Ga., February 23, 1809; obtained his early education from his mother and was graduated from the University of Georgia at Athens in 1828; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1830 and commenced practice in Athens, Ga.; member of the State house of representatives in 1834 and 1835; moved to Wetumpka, Ala., in 1838; elected solicitor of the eighth circuit in 1841; member of the State senate in 1844 and 1845; elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1857); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1856; died in Washington, D.C., April 1, 1857; interment in Oconee Cemetery, Athens, Ga

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