Samuel D. Burchard

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Samuel D. Burchard
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877
Preceded by Charles Augustus Eldredge
Succeeded by Edward S. Bragg
Personal details
Born (1836-07-17)July 17, 1836
Leyden, New York
Died September 1, 1901(1901-09-01) (aged 65)
Greenwood, Texas
Political party Democratic
Military service
Allegiance United States United States of America
Union
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Rank Union army maj rank insignia.jpg major
Unit Missouri Missouri State Militia
Battles/wars American Civil War

Samuel Dickinson Burchard (July 17, 1836 – September 1, 1901) was a nineteenth-century U.S. Representative and manufacturer from Wisconsin.[1]

Born in Leyden, New York, Burchard moved to Beaver Dam, Wisconsin with his father in 1845, attended Madison University and engaged in the manufacturing of wool in Beaver Dam. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he entered the Union Army as a lieutenant in the Missouri State Militia, was later appointed assistant quartermaster of volunteers with the rank of captain, being stationed in New York, and was mustered out with the rank of major. Burchard served in the Wisconsin Senate from 1872 to 1874. He was elected a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives in 1874 to the 44th United States Congress, serving from March 4, 1875 till March 3, 1877. He served as the representative of Wisconsin's 5th congressional district. Afterwards, he engaged in agricultural pursuits until his death in Greenwood, Texas on September 1, 1901. He was interred in Greenwood Cemetery in Greenwood.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles A. Eldredge
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 5th congressional district

March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877
Succeeded by
Edward S. Bragg