Samuel C. Hyde

Samuel Clarence Hyde ( born April 22, 1842 in Fort Ticonderoga, Essex County, New York, † March 7, 1922 in Spokane, Washington ) was an American politician. Between 1895 and 1897 he represented the State of Washington in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Even in his childhood moved Samuel Hyde to Wisconsin, where he attended the public schools. During the Civil War he was a soldier in an infantry unit from Wisconsin. He then worked for several years as a land surveyor in the northern part of the states of Wisconsin and Michigan. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Iowa and its made ​​in 1876 admitted to the bar he began in Rock Rapids ( Iowa) to work in his new profession. 1877 Hyde moved into the Washington Territory, where he settled down in the area of ​​Puget Sound and practiced as a lawyer. Three years later he moved his residence and his law firm to Spokane. Between 1880 and 1886 he was district attorney in Spokane County.

Politically, Hyde member of the Republican Party. In the state- wide discharged congressional elections of 1894 he was a candidate of his party for the first parliamentary seat of Washington in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he entered on March 4, 1895 on the succession of John Lockwood Wilson. Since he has not been confirmed in 1896, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1897. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Hyde returned to Spokane. There he was from 1904 until his death on March 7, 1922 Justice of the Peace.