Samuel Farrow

Samuel Farrow (* 1759 in Virginia; † November 18, 1824 in Columbia, South Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1813 and 1815 he represented the state of South Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Both the exact date of birth and birth place of Samuel Farrow are unknown. In 1765 he moved with his father to South Carolina, where they settled in the area around Spartanburg. During the Revolutionary War he was a soldier in the Continental Army. After studying law and its made ​​in 1793 admitted to the bar, he began practicing in his new profession in Spartanburg. He also worked in near Cross Anchor in agriculture.

Farrow was a member of the Democratic- Republican Party. Between 1810 and 1812 he served as Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina. In the congressional elections of 1812 he was in the eighth constituency of South Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Elias Earle on March 4, 1813. Since he resigned in 1814 to further candidacy, he was able to complete up to March 3, 1815, only one term in Congress, which was shaped by the events of the British - American War.

After his time in the House of Representatives Samuel Farrow again worked as a lawyer and in agriculture. In the years 1816 to 1819 and again from 1822 to 1823 he was a member of the House of Representatives of South Carolina. He died on November 18, 1824 in Columbia, and was buried on his plantation in Spartanburg County.