Samuel Galloway

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Samuel Galloway
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
Preceded byEdson B. Olds
Succeeded bySamuel S. Cox
8th Ohio Secretary of State
In office
GovernorMordecai Bartley
William Bebb
Seabury Ford
Preceded byJohn Sloane
Succeeded byHenry W. King
Personal details
Born(1811-03-20)March 20, 1811
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
DiedApril 5, 1872(1872-04-05) (aged 61)
Columbus, Ohio
Resting placeGreen Lawn Cemetery
Political partyRepublican
Alma materMiami University
Princeton Theological Seminary

Samuel Galloway (March 20, 1811 – April 5, 1872) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Galloway attended local public schools. He moved to Ohio and settled in Highland County in 1830. He graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in 1833. Galloway then attended Princeton Theological Seminary in 1835 and 1836. He taught school in Hamilton, Ohio, 1836 and 1837, at Miami University in 1837 and 1838, and Hanover College, Indiana, in 1839 and 1840.

After studying law, he was admitted to the bar in 1843 and commenced practice in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was Ohio's Secretary of State in 1844, and moved to Columbus that same year. He served as delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1848.

Galloway was elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress and for election in 1858 to the Thirty-sixth Congress. He resumed the practice of law.

During the Civil War, he was appointed as the judge advocate of Camp Chase in Columbus, Ohio, by President Abraham Lincoln. Following the war, Galloway was appointed by President Andrew Johnson to investigate conditions in the South during the period of Reconstruction. He was nominated at the Republican state convention in 1867 for Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, but declined.[1]

Presidential elector for Grant/Colfax in 1868[2]

He was for thirteen years a ruling elder of the Presbyterian Church.[3]

Galloway died in Columbus, Ohio, April 5, 1872, and was interred in Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio.


  1. ^ Smith 1898 : 236, 238
  2. ^ Smith 1898 : 260
  3. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Wilson, J. G.; Fiske, J., eds. (1900). "Galloway, Samuel" . Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton.


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Political offices
Preceded by
John Sloane
Ohio Secretary of State
Succeeded by
Henry W. King
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edson B. Olds
United States Representative from Ohio's 12th congressional district
Succeeded by
Samuel S. Cox