Samuel Ingham

Samuel Ingham ( born September 5, 1793 in Hebron, Connecticut, † November 10, 1881 in Essex, Connecticut ) was an American politician. Between 1835 and 1839 he represented the second electoral district of the state of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Samuel Ingham attended the public schools in Vermont. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1815 admitted to the bar he began to work in his new job there in the town of Canaan. In 1819, he first moved to Jewett City and then to Essex in Connecticut. In both places, he also worked as a lawyer. Between 1827 and 1835, he was district attorney in Middlesex County. From 1829 to 1833 he also served as a judge in a probate court.

Politically Ingham was a supporter of President Andrew Jackson, whose Democratic Party, he joined. In the years 1828 and 1834 he was elected to the House of Representatives from Connecticut. In the congressional elections of 1834, which were held all across the state of Connecticut, Ingham was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. Two years later, he was, according to the classification in Connecticut's congressional districts confirmed in the second district of his state. He was able to complete two terms in Congress between 4 March 1835 to 3 March 1839. Since 1837 he was chairman of the Marine Committee. In the elections of 1838, Ingham lost to William L. Storrs of the Whig party.

After his time in Congress Ingham again worked as a lawyer, but remained politically active. Between 1843 and 1850 he sat in the Senate from Connecticut. In 1851 and 1852 he was again a deputy in the House of Representatives of his State of which he was president at the time. In 1854 Ingham ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate. Between 1854 and 1858 he was also four times unsuccessful Democratic candidate for the office of governor of Connecticut. Between 1857 and 1861 he worked as Commissioner of Customs for the customs authority of the federal government. Samuel Ingham died in November 1881 in Essex.