Samuel Lathrop

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Samuel Lathrop
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1823 – March 4, 1827
Preceded by Aaron Hobart
Succeeded by Isaac C. Bates
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1819 – March 4, 1823
Preceded by Elijah H. Mills
Succeeded by Jonas Sibley
Member of the
Massachusetts Senate
In office
1829–1830
Personal details
Born May 1, 1772
West Springfield, Massachusetts
Died July 11, 1846
West Springfield, Massachusetts
Political party Federalist
Alma mater Yale College

Samuel Lathrop (May 1, 1772 - July 11, 1846) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

Born in West Springfield, Massachusetts, Lathrop pursued classical studies and graduated from Yale College in 1792. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in West Springfield. He served as clerk and treasurer 1796-1798. Town moderator for eight years.

Lathrop was elected as a Federalist to the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses, reelected as an Adams-Clay Federalist to the Eighteenth Congress and as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth Congress (March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1827). He served as chairman of the Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Seventeenth and Eighteenth Congresses). He resumed the practice of law and devoted considerable time to agricultural pursuits. He served as member of the Massachusetts Senate in 1829 and 1830 and served as its president. He died in West Springfield, Massachusetts, July 11, 1846. He was interred in the Park Street Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Elijah H. Mills
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 5th congressional district

March 4, 1819 – March 4, 1823
Succeeded by
Jonas Sibley
Preceded by
Aaron Hobart
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 8th congressional district

March 4, 1823 – March 4, 1827
Succeeded by
Isaac C. Bates
Political offices
Preceded by
Sherman Leland
16th President of the Massachusetts Senate
1829-1830
Succeeded by
James Fowler