Samuel Matthews Robertson

Samuel Matthews Robertson ( born January 1, 1852 in Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, Louisiana, † December 24, 1911 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana ) was an American politician. Between 1887 and 1907 he represented the state of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Samuel Robertson was the son of Congressman Edward White Robertson ( 1823-1887 ). He attended Magruder 's Collegiate Institute in Baton Rouge and then studied until 1874 at Louisiana State University. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1874 admitted to the bar he began in Baton Rouge to work in his new profession.

Politically, Robertson was a member of the Democratic Party. In 1879 he was elected to the House of Representatives from Louisiana. In 1880 he joined the faculty of the Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College. After the death of his father he was in the due election for the sixth seat of Louisiana as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he entered on December 5, 1887 his new mandate. After nine elections he could remain until March 3, 1907 Congress. Between 1891 and 1893 he was chairman of the committee that dealt with the dikes on the Mississippi. While Robertson's time in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1898 it came to the Spanish-American War.

1906 Samuel Robertson was not nominated by his party for another term of office. In the following years he worked again as a lawyer in Baton Rouge. Between 1908 and 1911 he led the school for the deaf and deaf-mutes in Louisiana. He died on December 24, 1911 in Baton Rouge and was buried at the local Magnolia Cemetery.