Green Berry Samuels

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Portrait of Judge Green B. Samuels

Green Berry Samuels (February 1, 1806 – January 5, 1859) was a Virginia politician and judge.

Early life[edit]

Born in Shenandoah County, Virginia on February 6, 1806, Green Berry Samuels was a son of Isaac Samuels (1762–1819) and Elizabeth Pennybacker (1766–1824). He first pursued classical studies, then he studied law under Judge Henry St. George Tucker.[1]

On April 12, 1831 he married Maria Gore Coffman and they had 5 children who reached adulthood: Elizabeth Margaret Samuels, Isaac Pennybacker Samuels, Anna Maria Samuels, Green Berry Samuels, Jr., and Samuel Coffman Samuels.[1]

Career[edit]

He was admitted to the bar in 1827 and commenced the practice of law while he resided at Woodstock, Virginia. He was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841). He was cousins with Isaac Samuels Pennybacker, a congressman and later senator from Virginia.[1]

He was elected to the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1850, but resigned.[2]

He was elected judge of the circuit court in 1850 and of the Court of Appeals in 1852.[1]

Death[edit]

Green Berry Samuels died suddenly in Richmond, Virginia on January 5, 1859 at the age of 52, and was buried in the Old Lutheran Graveyard (Emanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery) in Woodstock, Virginia.[1]

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Isaac S. Pennybacker
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 16th congressional district

1839-1841
Succeeded by
William A. Harris