Samuel Riker

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Samuel Riker
Member of the
United States House of Representatives
from New York's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1807 – March 3, 1809
Member of the
United States House of Representatives
from New York's 1st district
In office
November 5, 1804 – March 3, 1805
Member of the New York State Assembly
In office
1784 – Unknown
Personal details
Born Samuel Riker
(1743-04-08)April 8, 1743
Died May 19, 1823 (aged 80)
Newtown, Long Island NY
Political party Democratic-Republican

Samuel Riker (April 8, 1743 – May 19, 1823) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. He was born on April 8, 1743 in Newtown, Long Island, New York into a family of Dutch origin. His great-grandfather Abraham Ryker (1619–1689) was born in the Netherlands and settled in New Netherland. Samuel Riker attended the common schools, was a member of the Newtown committee of correspondence in 1774, and was supervisor of Suffolk County in 1783. He was the lieutenant of Light Horse during the American Revolution.

Samuel Riker was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1784. He was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Smith. He served from November 5, 1804 to March 3, 1805. He was also elected to the Tenth Congress, which met from March 4, 1807 to March 3, 1809. He died in Newtown, Long Island, New York on May 19, 1823. He was interred in Dutch Reformed Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Smith
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st congressional district

1804–1805
Succeeded by
Eliphalet Wickes
Preceded by
Eliphalet Wickes
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st congressional district

1807–1809
Succeeded by
Ebenezer Sage