Herrick, Samuel

Life Span
to
Dickinson Connection
Class of 1805
Full name
Samuel Herrick
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Disputed
Gender
Male
Race
White
Origins
Free State
Education
Dickinson (Carlisle College)
Occupation
Politician
Attorney or Judge
Educator
Political Parties
Jeffersonian Republican
Government
Jackson Administration (1829-37)
US House of Representatives
Local government
Military
US military (Pre-Civil War)

Samuel Herrick (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
HERRICK, Samuel, a Representative from Ohio; born in Amenia, Dutchess County, N.Y., April 14, 1779; pursued an academic course; studied law in Carlisle, Pa.; was admitted to the bar in 1805 and commenced practice in St. Clairsville, Ohio; moved to Zanesville, Ohio, in 1810; appointed prosecuting attorney of Guernsey County in 1810 and also United States district attorney; in 1814 appointed prosecuting attorney of Licking County and commissioned brigadier general of the Ohio Militia; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress and reelected to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1821); chairman, Committee on Private Land Claims (Fifteenth Congress); was not a candidate for reelection in 1820; continued the practice of law; presidential elector on the Jackson and Calhoun ticket in 1828; appointed United States district attorney for Ohio in 1829 but resigned June 30, 1830; died in Zanesville, Ohio, June 4, 1852; interment in City (now Greenwood) Cemetery.
"Herrick, Samuel," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=H000542.
How to Cite This Page: "Herrick, Samuel," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, https://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/5884.