Samuel Tredwell Sawyer

Samuel Tredwell Sawyer (* 1800 in Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, † November 29, 1865 in Bloomfield, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1837 and 1839 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Samuel Sawyer first attended the Edenton Academy and then studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he started in Edenton to work in this profession. At the same time he Schlu a political career. Between 1829 and 1832 Sawyer was a deputy in the House of Representatives from North Carolina; In 1834 he was elected to the State Senate. Mid-1830s he became a member of the newly formed Whig Party.

In the congressional elections of 1836 Sawyer was the first constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William Biddle Shepard on March 4, 1837. Since he has not been confirmed in 1839, he was able to complete up to March 3, 1839 only one term in Congress, during which he was chairman of the Committee for the administration of public buildings.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Sawyer moved to Norfolk in Virginia, where he practiced law. He also gave a number of years published a newspaper. From 1853 to 1858 he directed the customs authorities in Norfolk. He then moved to Washington. Between September 1861 and August 1862 he was during the Civil War Major in the Army of the Confederacy. There he was responsible for the food administration. Samuel Sawyer died on 29 November 1865 in Bloomfield.