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LYMAN, Samuel

1749–1802

Biography

LYMAN, Samuel, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Goshen, Conn., January 25, 1749; attended Goshen Academy; was graduated from Yale College in 1770; taught school; studied law in Litchfield, Conn.; was admitted to the bar in 1773 and commenced practice in Hartford, Conn.; moved to Springfield, Mass., in 1784; member of the State house of representatives 1786-1788; served in the State senate 1790-1793; justice of the court of common pleas of Hampshire County 1791-1800; elected as a Federalist to the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Congresses and served from March 4, 1795, until November 6, 1800, when he resigned; died in Springfield, Mass., June 5, 1802; interment in Goshen, Conn.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: Collection, 1796-1800. 11 items.

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: January 31, 1800. 1 letter. Finding aid in repository.

Peabody Essex Museum

Salem, MA
Papers: 1795-1844. 1 envelope. Chiefly correspondence.
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