Samuel Byrns

Samuel Byrns ( born March 4, 1848 Jefferson County, Missouri, † July 9, 1914 in De Soto, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1891 and 1893 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Samuel Byrns was born on a farm in Jefferson County. After studying law and his 1872 was admitted to the bar he began in Hillsboro to work in this profession. In 1872, he was also a tax collector in Jefferson County. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In the years 1876 and 1877 was Byrns deputy in the House of Representatives from Missouri; In 1878 he was a member of the State Senate. He was also from 1886 to 1888 a member of the local Democratic Party Executive Board.

In the congressional elections of 1890 Byrns was the tenth electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William Medcalf Kinsey on March 4, 1891. Since he was not nominated by his party for re-election in 1892, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1893. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Byrns practiced as a lawyer again. He died on July 9, 1914 in Do Soto and was buried in Hillsboro.