|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 12th district
March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
|Preceded by||Edson B. Olds|
|Succeeded by||Samuel S. Cox|
|8th Ohio Secretary of State|
|Preceded by||John Sloane|
|Succeeded by||Henry W. King|
March 20, 1811|
|Died||April 5, 1872
|Resting place||Green Lawn Cemetery|
|Alma mater||Miami University
Princeton Theological Seminary
Born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Galloway attended local public schools. He moved to Ohio and settled in Highland County in 1830. He graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in 1833. Galloway then attended Princeton Theological Seminary in 1835 and 1836. He taught school in Hamilton, Ohio, 1836 and 1837, at Miami University in 1837 and 1838, and Hanover College, Indiana, in 1839 and 1840.
After studying law, he was admitted to the bar in 1843 and commenced practice in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was Ohio's Secretary of State in 1844, and moved to Columbus that same year. He served as delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1848.
Galloway was elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress and for election in 1858 to the Thirty-sixth Congress. He resumed the practice of law.
During the Civil War, he was appointed as the judge advocate of Camp Chase in Columbus, Ohio, by President Abraham Lincoln. Following the war, Galloway was appointed by President Andrew Johnson to investigate conditions in the South during the period of Reconstruction. He was nominated at the Republican state convention in 1867 for Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, but declined.
- Samuel Galloway at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Smith, Joseph P, ed. (1898). History of the Republican Party in Ohio I. Chicago: the Lewis Publishing Company.
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