RANDALL, Samuel Jackson

RANDALL, Samuel Jackson
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RANDALL, Samuel Jackson, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., October 10, 1828; attended the common schools and the University Academy in Philadelphia; engaged in mercantile pursuits; member of the common council of Philadelphia 1852-1855; member of the State senate in 1858 and 1859; served as a member of the First Troop of Philadelphia in 1861 and was in the Union Army three months of that year and again as captain in 1863; was promoted to provost marshal at Gettysburg; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1863, until his death; chairman, Committee on Appropriations (Forty-fourth, Forty-eighth, Forty-ninth, and Fiftieth Congresses), Committee on Public Expenditures (Forty-seventh Congress); Speaker of the House of Representatives (Forty-fourth through Forty-sixth Congresses); died in Washington, D.C., April 13, 1890; interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.

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

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External Research Collections

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Papers: ca. 35 letters in various collections.

Huntington Library

San Marino, CA
Papers: 1856-1861. 81 items. Correspondence relating to his biography of Thomas Jefferson. Catalog cards in library.
Papers: 34 items in Gideon Welles papers, 1846-1902. 600 items. Concern Civil War and other contemporary political issues.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: 1878, undated. 3 items.
Papers: Over 100 letters in the Grover Cleveland papers.

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: 1858-1889. 9 letters. Finding aid in repository.

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Harrisburg, PA
Papers: 1879-1889. 68 items. Correspondence relating chiefly to Democratic politics in Virginia.

University of Michigan
William L. Clements Library

Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 24 letters (1877-1889) in the Handy papers. Concern personal and business matters and include photographs. Finding aid in repository.

University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 1867-1890. 276 boxes. Correspondence, pamphlets, and other papers relating to 45th and 46th Congresses, tariff questions, Reconstruction, and patronage. Case file available in library. Restricted.

Wyoming Historical and Geological Society

Wilkes-Barre, PA
Papers: 1871-1889. ca. 100 items. Correspondence with Victor Piolett and others regarding Pennsylvania politics.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

House, Albert V., Jr. "Contributions of Samuel J. Randall to the Rules of the National House of Representatives." American Political Science Review 29 (October 1935): 837-41.

------. "The Political Career of Samuel Jackson Randall." Ph.D. diss., University of Wisconsin, 1935.

Randall, Samuel J. An Address delivered before the literary societies of Dickinson College, Carlisle, Penna., Ninety-eighth Commencement, by the Hon. Samuel J. Randall. N.p.: Press of Geo. H. McCully and Company, 1882.

------. Lehigh University. Exercises at the Celebration of the Founder's-Day, Thursday, October 13, 1881, with the Memorial Address by the Hon. Samuel J. Randall, of Pennsylvania. Reading, Pa.: Press of B. F. Owen, 1881.

------. Substitution of Silver Coin: Speeches of Hon. Samuel J. Randall, of Pennsylvania, and Hon. Erastus Wells, of Missouri, in the House of Representatives, March 17 and 27, 1876. Washington: N.p., 1876.

------. Tariff Commission. Speech of Hon. Samuel J. Randall, of Pennsylvania, in the House of Representatives, Friday, May 5, 1882. Washington: N.p., 1883.

-------. The Tariff. Speech of Hon. Samuel J. Randall, of Pennsylvania, in the House of Representatives, Tuesday, May 6, 1884. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1884.

U.S. Congress. Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Samuel J. Randall, A Representative from Pennsylvania, Delivered in the House of Representatives and in the Senate, Fifty-first Congress, First Session. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1891.

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