Samuel Lahm

Samuel Lahm ( born April 22, 1812 in Head Castle, Washington County, Maryland, † June 16, 1876 in Canton, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1847 and 1849 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Samuel Lahm attended preparatory schools and the Washington College, now Washington & Jefferson College in Pennsylvania. In the meantime, he worked as a teacher. After studying law and his 1836 was admitted to the bar, he began practicing in Canton in this profession. Between 1837 and 1841 he held the office of Master of Chancery and from 1841 to 1845 he was a prosecutor in Stark County. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In 1842 he sat in the Senate of Ohio; in May 1844 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in part in Baltimore, was nominated on the James K. Polk as a presidential candidate. In addition, Lahm was a member of the state militia, in which he rose to be brigadier general. In 1844 he ran unsuccessfully for even the U.S. House of Representatives.

In the congressional elections of 1846 Lahm was but then in the 18th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of David A. Starkweather on March 4, 1847. Until March 3, 1849, he was able to complete a term in Congress. This was initially overshadowed even by the events of the Mexican-American War. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Lahm worked in agriculture and especially in the field of sheep. He died on June 16, 1876 in Canton, where he was also buried.