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WORCESTER, Samuel Thomas



WORCESTER, Samuel Thomas, a Representative from Ohio; born in Hollis, Hillsborough County, N.H., August 30, 1804; attended the common schools and was graduated from Harvard University in 1830; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1835 and began practice in Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio; member of the State senate in 1849 and 1850; served as judge of the court of common pleas in 1859 and 1860; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Sherman and served from July 4, 1861, to March 3, 1863; resumed the practice of law and engaged in literary pursuits; died in Nashua, N.H., on December 6, 1882; interment in the South Cemetery, Hollis, N.H.

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

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External Research Collections

Boston Public Library

Boston, MA
Papers: 3 letters.

Dartmouth College
Rauner Special Collections Library

Hanover, NH
Papers: In the Benjamin Franklin Prescott Papers, 1879-1885, 4 items. Other authors include Samuel T. Worcester.

Massachusetts Historical Society

Boston, MA
Papers: In the Joseph E. Worcester Papers, 1784-1865, 4 boxes and 3 cased volumes. Correspondents include Samuel T. Worcester.

University of Chicago Library
Special Collections Research Center

Chicago, IL
Papers: 1861, 1 item. A letter from an unidentified individual to Samuel T. Worcester written on December 12, 1861. The unidentified individual refers to the nomination of a candidate to the Naval Academy.
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