Samuel S. Barney

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Samuel S. Barney
Samuel Stebbins Barney.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1903
Preceded by George H. Brickner
Succeeded by William H. Stafford
Personal details
Born (1846-01-31)January 31, 1846
Hartford, Wisconsin
Died December 31, 1919(1919-12-31) (aged 73)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Political party Republican

Samuel Stebbins Barney (January 31, 1846 – December 31, 1919) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.

Born in Hartford, Wisconsin, Barney attended public schools and Lombard College, Galesburg, Illinois. He taught high school in Hartford for four years. He studied law in West Bend, Wisconsin and was admitted to the bar in 1873 commencing practice in West Bend. Barney served as Superintendent of schools of Washington County, Wisconsin from 1876 till 1880, then returned to private practice.He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in Chicago in 1884. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress.

Barney was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1903). While in Congress he represented Wisconsin's 5th congressional district. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1902.

President Theodore Roosevelt appointed him associate justice of the United States Court of Claims, Washington, D.C., in 1904. He served until 1919. He died in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 31, 1919[1] and was interred in Union Cemetery, West Bend, Wisconsin.


  1. ^ "Samuel S. Barney Dead". Fort Scott Daily Tribune and Fort Scott Daily Monitor. December 21, 1919. p. 5. Retrieved August 7, 2015 – via  open access publication – free to read

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
George H. Brickner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 5th congressional district

March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1903
Succeeded by
William H. Stafford