Samuel Lilly

Samuel Lilly ( born October 28, 1815 in Geneva, New York, † April 3, 1880 in Lambertville, New Jersey ) was an American politician. From 1853 to 1855 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Samuel Lilly, who lived in Lambertville since 1829, attended the Rev. PO Studdiford 's Classical School. After a subsequent medical studies at the University of Pennsylvania and his 1837 was admitted as a doctor, he started in Lambertville to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. Between 1849 and 1852 he was mayor of Lambertville.

In the congressional elections of 1852 he was in the third electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Isaac Wildrick on March 4, 1853. Until March 3, 1855, he was able to complete a term in Congress. This was marked by the events leading up to the Civil War. During his time as a congressman Lilly was chairman of the committee responsible for supervising the expenditure of the Post Ministry.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Lilly was eight years chairman of the district council in Hunterdon County. He was also a brigadier general of state militia. In the years 1861 and 1862, he served as American consul in the British colony of India with its headquarters in Calcutta. Since 1868, he has worked in various courts as judges. He also was a member of the Parole Board of the State of New Jersey. In 1871, he was also a board member of the state mental hospital. Samuel Lilly died on April 3, 1880 in Lambertville.