Samuel Locke Sawyer
Samuel Locke Sawyer ( born November 27, 1813 in Mount Vernon, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, † March 29, 1890 in Independence, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1879 and 1881 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Samuel Sawyer studied until 1833 at Dartmouth College in Hanover. After a subsequent law degree in 1836 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began 1838 in Lexington ( Missouri) to work in this profession. Between 1848 and 1856 he was a prosecutor in the Sixth Judicial District of Missouri. In 1861 he was a delegate to the meeting at which the fate of the state was decided in the Union. Politically, Sawyer was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1871 and 1876 he served as a judge in the 24th Judicial District of Missouri.
In the congressional elections of 1878 he was appointed as an independent Democrat in the eighth electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Joseph Benjamin Franklin on March 4, 1879. Since he resigned in 1880 to run again, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1881. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Sawyer practiced again as a lawyer; He also went into the banking industry. He died on March 29, 1890 in Independence, where he was also buried.