Samuel A. Dobbins

Samuel Atkinson Dobbins ( born April 14, 1814 near Vincentown, Burlington County, New Jersey, † May 26, 1886 in Mount Holly, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1873 and 1877 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Samuel Dobbins attended both public and private schools and then worked in agriculture. In 1838 he moved to Mount Holly, where he worked in agriculture. In the years 1854-1857 he was also chief of police in Burlington County. At that time he was a member of the Republican Party. Between 1859 and 1861 belonged Dobbins of the New Jersey General Assembly at. In 1864 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention, was nominated to the President Abraham Lincoln for re-election. Between 1866 and 1886 Dobbins served as a board member of the Pennington Seminary; while he was ten years President of this Board of Trustees.

In the congressional elections of 1872 he was in the second electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Samuel C. Forker on March 4, 1873. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1877 two legislative sessions. In 1876 he gave up another candidacy. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Samuel Dobbins was active again in agriculture. He died on 26 May 1886 in Mount Holly, where he was also buried.