Samuel Bunch

Samuel Bunch ( born December 4, 1786 Grainger County, Tennessee, † September 5, 1849 in Rutledge, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1833 and 1837 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Samuel Bunch attended the common schools and worked in agriculture. During the British - American War of 1812 he served as a captain of a company under the command of General Andrew Jackson in the fight against allied with the British Creek. Subsequently he was a sheriff police chief in Grainger County.

Politically, Bunch joined his former commander of Jackson and was a member of the Democratic Party, founded in 1828 by this. In the congressional elections of 1832 he was in the second electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Thomas Dickens Arnold on March 4, 1833. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1837 two legislative sessions. In his re-election he was a candidate but not more than followers of Jackson, as he had in the meantime joined the opposition. During his time in Congress was there heated debates about the politics of President Jackson. It was mainly about the implementation of the controversial Indian Removal Act, which Nullifikationskrise with the State of South Carolina and banking policy of the President.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Samuel Bunch again worked in agriculture. He died on September 5, 1849 on his farm near Rutledge.