Samuel H. Hammond

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Samuel Haight Hammond (March 12, 1809 in Bath, Steuben County, New York – November 27, 1878 in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York) was an American lawyer, author, newspaper editor and politician from New York.


He was the son of Lazarus Hammond, the founder of Hammondsport. On September 3, 1828, he married Emeline Anne Humphrey (1808–1873), granddaughter of Congressman Reuben Humphrey (1757–1831), and they had six children. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced.

He entered politics as an Abolitionist, then joined successively the Democratic Party, the Whig Party, the Whigs' Silver Grey faction, the American Party and finally became a Republican.

About 1844, he removed to Albany. He was District Attorney of Albany County from 1848 to 1850. In 1853, he became the editor of the Albany State Register.

In 1856, he returned to Bath and resumed the practice of law. He was a member of the New York State Senate (27th D.) in 1860 and 1861.

In 1864, he removed to Watertown. He was buried at the Brookside Cemetery in Watertown.


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New York State Senate
Preceded by
Alexander S. Diven
New York State Senate
27th District

Succeeded by
Charles Cook