Samuel W. Hale

Samuel Whitney Hale ( born April 2, 1823 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, † October 6, 1891 in Keene, New Hampshire ) was an American politician and 1883-1885 Governor of the State of New Hampshire.

Early years and political rise

Samuel Hale attended the local schools of his home. Then he began a successful career both as a craftsman and as a banker. He was also instrumental in the construction of a railway from Manchester to Keene. In Keene, he led two banks and he was involved in building a church and a church.

Originally Hale member of the Free Soil Party. When they then broke up, he joined the newly formed Republican Party. Between 1866 and 1867 he was a member of the House of Representatives from New Hampshire, and from 1869 to 1870 he was a member of the consultant staff of the governor of New Hampshire. In 1880 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Chicago, at the James A. Garfield was nominated as a presidential candidate.

Governor of New Hampshire

In 1882, Hale was running for his party's nomination for the next gubernatorial election. He sat through in a crucial vote against Moody Currier, who would become his successor in office two years later. After his electoral success in the actual elections Hale could begin his two-year term on June 7, 1883. During his tenure, the legislature appointed Austin Franklin Pike for U.S. Senator. Another law in Hale's office regulated the election to the Railway Committee of the State.

Further CV

After the end of his governorship Hale retired from politics. He also devoted himself to his business interests. He died in October 1891 in Keene and was also buried there. With his wife, Emilia M. Hay he had two children.