Samuel H. Piles
|Samuel Henry Piles|
|United States Senator|
March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1911
|Preceded by||Addison G. Foster|
|Succeeded by||Miles Poindexter|
|United States Ambassador to Colombia|
|Preceded by||Hoffman Philip|
|Succeeded by||Jefferson Caffery|
December 28, 1858|
March 11, 1940 (aged 81)|
Los Angeles, California
Piles was born near Smithland, Kentucky, the son of Samuel Henry Piles (d. 1904) and Gabriella Lillard. The senior Piles was sheriff of Livingston County, and later practiced law. The younger Piles attended private schools in Kentucky, and studied law. Piles was admitted to the bar in 1883, and commenced practice in Snohomish, Territory of Washington.
He moved to Spokane in 1886 and later in the same year to Seattle, where he engaged in the practice of law. He was assistant prosecuting attorney for the third judicial district of the Territory of Washington from 1887 to 1889 and was city attorney of Seattle from 1888 to 1889. He was also general counsel of the Pacific Coast Company from 1895 to 1905.
In January 1905, Piles was elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate. He served one term, March 4, 1905 to March 3, 1911. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1910. While in the Senate, he was chairman of the Committee on Coast and Insular Survey (Fifty-ninth through Sixty-first Congresses). After leaving the Senate, he resumed the practice of law in Seattle.
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- "Funeral Conducted for Ex-Senator Piles".
- Where They're Buried.
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- "Election in Washington: U.S. Senator will be Chosen to Succeed Samuel H. Piles". The Times Herald. Port Huron, MI. Associated Press. September 12, 1910. p. 6. (Subscription required (. ))
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- Samuel H. Piles at Find a Grave
Addison G. Foster
| U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Washington
March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1911
Served alongside: Levi Ankeny, Wesley L. Jones
| United States Minister to Colombia
29 May 1922 – 17 September 1928