Samuel Stokely

Samuel Stokely ( born January 25, 1796 in Washington, Pennsylvania, † May 23, 1861 in Steubenville, Ohio ) was an American politician of the United States Whig party. March 4, 1841 to March 3, 1843, he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 19th Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Stokely was born in Washington. There he attended the local schools. He then studied law. In 1817 he was admitted to the bar. He settled in Steubenville. From 1837 to 1838 he was a member of the State Senate.

From 1841 to 1843 Stokely was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He was not nominated by his party for re-election. He retired back to Steubenville, where he worked as a lawyer until his death in 1861. He was buried in the Union Cemetery.

Stokely married 1830 Rachel Mason. After that, he was married twice more. He had with his three wives four children.