Samuel Knox

Samuel Knox ( born March 21, 1815 in Blandford, Hampden County, Massachusetts, † March 7, 1905 ) was an American politician. Between 1864 and 1865 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Samuel Knox attended the public schools of his home and then to 1836 the Williams College in Williamstown. After a subsequent law degree from Harvard University and his made ​​in 1838 admitted to the bar he began in St. Louis ( Missouri) to work in this profession.

In the congressional elections of 1862 Samuel Knox ran for Unionist in the first electoral district of Missouri for the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington. He was defeated by Republican Francis Preston Blair. Knox put but against the election results contradict a. After this had been upheld, he could finish between 10 June 1864 to 3 March 1865, the current legislative period as congressman. This period was marked by the events of the Civil War .. In 1864 Knox was defeated by Democrat John Hogan.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Knox practiced again as a lawyer in St. Louis. Later he returned to his native town Blandford, where he died on March 7, 1905, a few days before his 90th birthday, died. He was buried in Springfield.