Samuel Dibble

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Samuel Dibble
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1891
Preceded by John S. Richardson
Succeeded by William H. Brawley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 2nd district
In office
June 9, 1881 – May 31, 1882
Preceded by Michael P. O'Connor
Succeeded by Edmund W.M. Mackey
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from Orangeburg County
In office
June 1, 1877 – March 22, 1878
Preceded by Daniel Augustus Straker
Succeeded by Multi-member district
Personal details
Born September 16, 1837
Charleston, South Carolina
Died September 16, 1913(1913-09-16) (aged 76)
Baltimore, Maryland
Resting place Orangeburg, South Carolina
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Wofford College
Profession lawyer, politician

Samuel Dibble (September 16, 1837 – September 16, 1913) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

Samuel Dibble was born in Charleston, South Carolina, son of Philander Virgil and Frances Ann (Evans) Dibble. Young Dibble pursued an academic course in Bethel, Connecticut (his father's birthplace), and Charleston, South Carolina. He attended the College of Charleston for two years, and graduated from Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina, in 1856.

He engaged in teaching 1856-1858. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Orangeburg, South Carolina. He served in the Confederate States Army throughout the Civil War. He resumed the practice of law in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Also edited the Orangeburg News. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1877 and 1878. Trustee of the University of South Carolina at Columbia in 1878. He served as member of the Board of School Commissioners of Orangeburg County. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1880. Presented credentials as a Democratic Member-elect to the Forty-seventh Congress to fill a vacancy thought to exist by reason of the death (pending a contest) of Michael P. O'Connor, and served from June 9, 1881, to May 31, 1882, when the seat was awarded to Edmund W.M. Mackey under the original election.

Dibble was elected to the Forty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1891). He served as chairman of the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses). He declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1890. He engaged in banking and other business interests in Orangeburg, South Carolina. He died near Baltimore, Maryland, September 16, 1913. He was interred in Sunny Side Cemetery, Orangeburg, South Carolina.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John S. Richardson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 1st congressional district

1883-1891
Succeeded by
William H. Brawley
Preceded by
Michael P. O'Connor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 2nd congressional district

1881-1882
Succeeded by
Edmund W.M. Mackey