EDDY, Samuel



EDDY, Samuel, a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Johnston, near Providence, R.I., March 31, 1769; completed preparatory studies; was graduated from Brown University, Providence, R.I., in 1787; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1790 and practiced a short time in Providence; clerk of the Rhode Island Supreme Court 1790-1793; secretary of state 1798-1819; elected as Republican to the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses, and reelected as an Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1825); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1824 to the Nineteenth Congress and for election in 1828 to the Twenty-first Congress; associate justice of the State supreme court in 1826 and 1827, and served as chief justice 1827-1835; died in Providence, R.I., February 3, 1839; interment in North End Cemetery.

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 documents.

Brown University
John Hay Library

Providence, RI
Papers: In the Asa Messer Papers, ca. 1791-1859, 1.7 linear feet. Correspondents include Samuel Eddy.

Rhode Island Historical Society

Providence, RI
Papers: Several items. Cataloged.
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