Green Berry SAMUELS, Congress, VA (1806-1859)


SAMUELS, Green Berry, (cousin of Isaac Samuels Pennybacker), a Representative from Virginia; born near Red Banks, Shenandoah County, Va., February 1, 1806; pursued classical studies; studied law; was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1827 and commenced the practice of law; resided at Woodstock, Va.; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1841); resumed the practice of law; member of the State constitutional convention in 1850 and 1851; elected judge of the circuit court in 1850 and of the court of appeals in 1852; died in Richmond, Va., on January 5, 1859; interment in the Old Lutheran Graveyard, Woodstock, Shenandoah County, Va.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present