|15th Attorney General of Pennsylvania|
February 10, 1830 – January 29, 1833
|Preceded by||Philip Markley|
|Succeeded by||Ellis Lewis|
County Londonderry, Ireland
|Died||July 8, 1833
Samuel Douglas (1781–July 8, 1833) was a Pennsylvania lawyer and state Attorney General.
Personal life and career
Douglas was born in Ireland, the son of Henry Douglas and Jane Blair, a descendant of the Scottish warlord known as the "Black Douglas". He was educated in Scotland, and came to America when he was about seventeen. He joined his older brother, the Reverend Joseph Douglas, who was living in Pittsburgh. Douglas studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1804.
In 1819, Douglas was appointed Deputy Attorney General for Dauphin County. He was appointed Attorney General in 1830. His term ended in 1833, and he died that summer.
- William Henry Egle (1886). Pennsylvania Genealogies: Scotch-Irish and German. Lane S. Hart, printer.
- John A. Marshall (1870). American Bastile.
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