Samuel Dana was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Groton on June 26, 1767, the son of the clergyman Samuel Dana. He attended the district school. He later studied law and was then admitted to the bar in 1789 and commenced practice in town. He was also appointed postmaster January 1, 1801.
He served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, attorney for Middlesex County from 1807 to 1811, and was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Thirteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William M. Richardson. He served from September 22, 1814 to March 3, 1815. Dana was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1814 to the Fourteenth Congress.
He was a member of the State senate and served as its president. He also served as chief justice of the Massachusetts Court of Common Pleas, and was a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1820. He was elected again as a member of the State Representative 1825-1827. Dana resumed the practice of his profession, and died in Charlestown on November 20, 1835. He was buried in Groton Cemetery.
|United States House of Representatives|
William M. Richardson
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 4th congressional district
1814 - 1815