Samuel Williams Inge

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Samuel Williams Inge
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1851
Preceded by William Winter Payne
Succeeded by William R. Smith
Member of the Alabama House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born Samuel Williams Inge
(1817-02-22)February 22, 1817
Warren County, North Carolina
Died June 10, 1868(1868-06-10) (aged 51)
San Francisco, California
Political party Democratic

Samuel Williams Inge (February 22, 1817 – June 10, 1868) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives from Alabama.

Early life[edit]

Samuel Williams Inge was born on February 22, 1817 in Warren County, North Carolina. He moved to Greene County, Alabama, attended the public schools, and studied law. He was admitted to the bar.


Inge commenced practice in Livingston, Alabama in Sumter County, Alabama.

He was a member of the Alabama House of Representatives in 1844 and 1845. He was elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Congresses. He served from March 4, 1847 to March 3, 1851. During the Thirty-first Congress, he was chairman of the United States House Committee on the District of Columbia. He participated in a duel with Edward Stanly, a Representative from North Carolina, in Bladensburg near Washington, D.C., but neither was seriously injured.

He resumed the practice of law and was appointed by President Franklin Pierce as a United States attorney for the northern district of California on April 1, 1853.


Inge died in San Francisco, California on June 10, 1868. He was originally interred at Mount Calvary Cemetery before being moved to Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, California.[1]


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
District inactive
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1851
Succeeded by
William Russell Smith