Samuel Tweedy

Samuel Tweedy (* March 8, 1776 in Dutchess County, New York, † July 1, 1868 in Danbury, Connecticut ) was an American politician. Between 1833 and 1835 he represented the state of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Samuel Tweedy was born in the small village of Nine Partners in the south of the State of New York. He later moved to Danbury, Connecticut, where he began a career in politics. In his new hometown, he held several local offices. In the years 1818, 1820 and 1824 he was elected to the House of Representatives from Connecticut; 1826-1828 he was a member of the State Senate. In the 1820s Tweedy joined the movement to President John Quincy Adams, then from the short-lived National Republican Party was created, which was the Democratic Party in opposition to Andrew Jackson and.

In the congressional elections of 1832 Tweedy, in the Sixth Congressional District of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William L. Storrs on March 4, 1833. Until March 3, 1835, he completed only one term in Congress. This was overshadowed by discussions on the policies of President Jackson. It was about his plan to destroy the Bundesbank, which Nullifikationskrise with the State of South Carolina and the attitude with regard to Jackson's Indian Removal Act of.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Samuel Tweedy did not occur in a political phenomenon. He died in July 1868 aged 92 in Danbury.