Samuel W. Dana

Samuel Wittlesey Dana (* February 13, 1760 in Wallingford, Connecticut; † July 21, 1830 ) was an American politician ( Federalist Party), who represented the state of Connecticut in both chambers of Congress.

Samuel Dana completed his academic training in 1775 when he graduated from Yale College. After successfully studying law he was admitted to the bar in 1778 and commenced practice as a lawyer in Middletown.

From 1789 to 1796 Dana was a member of the state Legislature of Connecticut. Subsequently, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he took the place of the retiring Uriah Tracy. It was dated January 3, 1797 to May 10, 1810 for a member of the chamber; During this time he stood before the election committee of the House of Representatives. He belonged also to the operators of the impeachment proceedings against Senator William Blount of Tennessee.

In 1810 Dana then moved within the Congress in the Senate, where he again followed a retired deputies with James Hillhouse. In 1815 he was re-elected, so he stayed until March 3, 1821, Senator. Also in the episode, he not retired from politics and in 1822 mayor of Middletown, which he remained until his death. He was also in 1825 the chief judge of the Court in Middlesex County.