Samuel Arnold (Connecticut)

Samuel Arnold ( born June 1, 1806 Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut; † May 5, 1869 ) was an American politician. Between 1857 and 1859 he represented the second electoral district of the state of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Samuel Arnold attended primary school in Plainfield and Westfield Academy in Massachusetts. For most of his life he was concerned with agriculture. He also acquired a majority stake in a quarry and was the owner of a shipping line between New York and Philadelphia. For some years he was also president of the Bank of East Haddam.

Politically, Arnold member of the Democratic Party. In the years 1839, 1842, 1844 and 1851, he was elected to the House of Representatives from Connecticut. In the congressional elections of 1856 in the second district of Connecticut, he managed to move into the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington. There he entered on March 4, 1857, the successor of John Woodruff, whom he had defeated in the election. But since he resigned in 1858 in a bid again, Arnold was able to complete up to March 3, 1859, only one term in Congress, which was determined by the events leading up to the Civil War.

After the end of his time in the House of Representatives, Samuel Arnold devoted again agriculture and its interests in the quarry business. He died on 5 May 1869 in his birthplace Haddam.