Samuel Powell

Samuel Powell (* July 10, 1776 in Norristown, Pennsylvania; † August 2, 1841 in Rogersville, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1815 and 1817 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Samuel Powell attended the public schools of his home and then the Philadelphia College. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in his new profession. In 1800, he moved to Blountville in Tennessee, where he operated the first school of law in this State. In 1805 he moved on to Rogersville, where he practiced law. Between 1807 and 1809 he was a member of the Superior Court of Law and Equity; 1812 to 1813 he was a judge in the first judicial district of Tennessee.

Politically, Powell member of the Democratic- Republican Party. The Tennessee State far discharged congressional elections of 1814, he was for the third parliamentary seat of the state Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John Rhea on March 4, 1815. Since he resigned in 1816 to further candidacy, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1817.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Samuel Powell again worked as a lawyer. Between 1819 and 1841 he was again judge in the first judicial district of his state. He died on August 2, 1841 in Rogersville.