Samuel Hambleton (Maryland congressman)

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Samuel Hambleton (January 8, 1812 – December 9, 1886) was an American politician.

Born at "Waterloo" farm in Talbot County, Maryland, Hambleton was educated by private tutors and attended Easton Academy. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1833, and commenced practice in Easton, Maryland. He served as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates in 1834 and 1835, and was State's attorney for Talbot County from 1836 to 1844.

Hambleton served in the Maryland State Senate from 1844 to 1850, was president of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal in 1853 and 1854, and again served as a member of the House of Delegates in 1853. He was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses, and served from March 4, 1869 to March 3, 1873. He died in Easton in 1886, and is interred in Spring Hill Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Hiram McCullough
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1873
Succeeded by
Ephraim King Wilson II