Samuel C. Forker

Samuel Carr Forker ( born March 16, 1821 in Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey, † February 10, 1900 in Edgewater Park, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1871 and 1873 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Career

Samuel Forker attended the public schools of his home. He later moved to Bordentown, where he worked in the banking industry. He was treasurer and director of the Bordentown Banking Co. At the same time he began as a member of the Democratic Party a political career. In the congressional elections of 1870, Forker 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 Charles Haight on March 4, 1871. Since he Republican Samuel A. Dobbins defeated in 1872, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1873.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Samuel Forker worked until 1890, again in the banking industry. Then he withdrew into retirement, he spent with his son in Delanco. He died on February 10, 1900 in Edgewater Park.

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