Samuel M. Brinson

Samuel Mitchell Brinson ( born March 20, 1870 in New Bern, North Carolina, † April 13, 1922 ) was an American politician. Between 1919 and 1922 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Samuel Brinson attended both public and private schools and then studied until 1891 at Wake Forest College. He then spent a year working as a teacher in New Bern. After a subsequent law studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his 1896 was admitted to the bar he began to work in New Bern in this profession. Between 1902 and 1919 he served as a school board in Craven County. Since 1918, Brinson was also president of the railway company Atlantic & North Carolina Railroad.

Politically, Brinson member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1918 he was in the third constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of George E. Hood on March 4, 1919. After a re-election, he could remain until his death on April 13, 1922 in Congress. In the years 1919 and 1920, the 18th and the 19th Amendment to the Constitution were ratified. Samuel Brinson was buried in his hometown of New Bern.