Samuel Herrick (politician)

Samuel Herrick ( born April 14, 1779 Amenia, New York, † June 4, 1852 in Zanesville, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1817 and 1821 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Samuel Herrick enjoyed an academic education. After a subsequent law school in Carlisle (Pennsylvania) and his 1805 was admitted as a lawyer, he started in St. Clairsville (Ohio ) to work in this profession. In 1810 he moved to Zanesville. In the same year he was prosecutor in Guernsey County. At the same time he was there also federal prosecutor. In 1814 he was prosecutor in Licking County. He was also a member of the state militia, in which he rose to be brigadier general. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic- Republican Party.

In the congressional elections of 1816 Herrick was in the fourth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of James Caldwell on March 4, 1817. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1821 two legislative sessions. From 1817 to 1819 he was chairman of the Committee on Private Land Claims. In 1820 he gave up another candidacy.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Herrick again practiced as a lawyer. In the 1820s he joined the movement to the future President Andrew Jackson, and was one of the electors in the presidential elections of the year 1828th In the years 1829 and 1830 he served as a federal prosecutor for Ohio. He died on June 4, 1852 in Zanesville, where he was also buried.