Samuel H. Woodson (Missouri)

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Samuel H. Woodson.

Samuel Hughes Woodson (October 24, 1815 - June 23, 1881) was a U.S. Representative from Missouri, son of Samuel Hughes Woodson (1777-1827).

Born near Nicholasville, Kentucky, Woodson attended the public schools. He was graduated from Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, and the law department of Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky. He was admitted to the bar in 1838 and commenced the practice of law in Independence, Missouri, in 1840. He served as member of the Missouri House of Representatives in 1853 and 1854. He served as delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1855.

Woodson was elected on the American Party ticket to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1860. He resumed the practice of his profession in Independence. He became affiliated with the Democratic Party. He was judge of the twenty-fourth judicial circuit of Missouri from March 1875 until his death in Independence, Missouri, June 23, 1881. He was interred in Woodlawn Cemetery.

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