Samuel Dexter LeCompte

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Samuel Dexter LeCompte was born in Dorchester County, Maryland, USA, on December 13, 1814. He was a lawyer and judge in Kansas.

He graduated from Jefferson College (now Washington & Jefferson College) in 1834.[1]

He was married in 1841 to Camilla Anderson. They had five children.

He was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Kansas Territory from 1854 to 1859.[2] He served in the Kansas Legislature from 1867-1868.

LeCompte died in Kansas City, Missouri, on April 24, 1888.

Lecompton, Kansas, official capital of the Kansas Territory, was named in honor of Samuel LeCompte.


  1. ^ Eaton, Samuel John Mills; Henry Woods (1889). "LeCompte, Samuel Dexter". Biographical and Historical Catalogue of Washington and Jefferson College. Elm Street Printing Company. p. 72. 
  2. ^ "Samuel Dexter Lecompte, 1814-1888". June 15, 2006.