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Phelps, Samuel Shethar, 1793-1855

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Personal name headingPhelps, Samuel Shethar, 1793-1855
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Variant(s)Phelps, S. S. (Samuel Shethar), 1793-1855
Birth date1793-05-13
Death date1855-03-25
Place of birthLitchfield (Conn.)
Place of deathMiddlebury (Vt.)
AffiliationYale College (1718-1887)
Whig Party (U.S.)
Vermont. General Assembly. House of Representatives
Vermont. General Assembly. Senate
United States. Congress. Senate
United States. Congress. Senate
Profession or occupationLegislators
Found inHis Substance of the Speech of Mr. Phelps of Vermont on the subject of the tariff delivered in the Senate of the United States ... 1844.
NUC Pre-56 (Phelps, Samuel Shethar, 1793-1855)
NUCMC data from Sheldon Museum Research Center for His Papers, 1815-1844, etc. (Samuel Shethar Phelps; 1793-1855; lawyer, judge, and U.S. Senator from Vermont (1839-1851, 1853-1854); b. in Litchfield, Conn., moved to Middlebury, Vt., where became involved in state politics; also found as S.S. Phelps; paymaster)
Bio. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, June 8, 2015 (Phelps, Samuel Shethar, a Senator from Vermont; born in Litchfield, Conn., May 13, 1793; graduated from Yale College in 1811; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Middlebury, Addison County, Vt., in 1812; served in the War of 1812 as paymaster; member, Vermont house of representatives 1821-1832; judge of the supreme court of Vermont 1832-1838; member, Vermont State senate 1838-1839; elected as a Whig to the United States Senate in 1839; reelected in 1845 and served from March 4, 1839, to March 3, 1851; chairman, Committee on the Militia (Twenty-seventh Congress), Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Twenty-seventh Congress), Committee on Pensions (Twenty-seventy Congress), Committee on Patents and the Patent Office (Twenty-eighth Congress), Committee on Territories (Twenty-eighth Congress); was appointed to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William Upham and served from January 17, 1853, until March 16, 1854, when the Senate declared that he was not entitled to the seat; died in Middlebury, Addison County, Vt., on March 25, 1855; interment in West Cemetery.)
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