Samuel Peyton

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Samuel Peyton
A man in his mid-fifties with thinning, black hair wearing a black jacket and bowtie and a white shirt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1861
Preceded by John P. Campbell Jr.
Succeeded by James S. Jackson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
Preceded by Henry Grider
Succeeded by Finis McLean
Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born (1804-01-08)January 8, 1804
Bullitt County, Kentucky
Died January 4, 1870(1870-01-04) (aged 65)
Hartford, Kentucky
Resting place Oakwood Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Transylvania University
Profession Physician
Signature Saml. O. Peyton

Samuel Oldham Peyton (January 8, 1804 – January 4, 1870) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

Born in Bullitt County, Kentucky, Peyton completed preparatory studies. He was graduated from the medical department of Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky, in 1827 and began practice in Hartford, Kentucky. He served as member of the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1835.

Peyton was elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1848 to the Thirty-first Congress.

Peyton was elected to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1861). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1860. He resumed the practice of medicine. He died in Hartford, Kentucky, January 4, 1870. He was interred in Oakwood Cemetery.


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry Grider
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
Succeeded by
Finis McLean
Preceded by
John P. Campbell Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1861
Succeeded by
James S. Jackson