Samuel H. Woodson (Kentucky)

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Samuel Hughes Woodson (September 15, 1777 – July 28, 1827) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky, father of Samuel Hughes Woodson.

Born near Charlottesville, Virginia, Woodson completed preparatory studies. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1802 and commenced practice in Nicholasville, Kentucky. He served as clerk of Jessamine County Circuit Court 1803-1819.

Woodson was elected to the 17th Congress (March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1822 to the 18th Congress. He resumed the practice of his profession in Nicholasville. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1825 and 1826. He died at "Chaumiere," Jessamine County, Kentucky, July 28, 1827. He was interred in the Crocket Burying Ground.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry Clay
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Thomas Metcalfe