Samuel D. Purviance

Samuel Dinsmore Purviance (* January 7, 1774 in Wilmington, North Carolina, † 1806 in Red River ) was an American politician. Between 1803 and 1805 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Samuel Purviance enjoyed a private school education. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he started working in Fayetteville in this profession. He also managed a large plantation. End of the 1790s to Purviance joined, founded by Alexander Hamilton Federalist Party. From 1798 to 1799 he was a member of the House of Representatives from North Carolina; in 1801 he was in the state Senate.

In the congressional elections of 1802 he was in the seventh constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William Barry Grove on March 4, 1803. Until March 3, 1805 he was able to complete a term in Congress. In this time of President Thomas Jefferson were incurred Louisiana Purchase and the ratification of the Twelfth Amendment.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Samuel Purviance practiced as a lawyer again. Around the year 1806 he took part in an expedition to the West. He died on the Red River; the exact date is not known.