Samuel F. Cary

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"(February 18, 1814 -- September 29, 1900) Samuel Fenton Cary was a(n) lawyer, paymaster general, collector of internal revenue, writer, lecturer, and American politician. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Fenton studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1838. He was elected as a judge of the State supreme court but declined, delegate to the Republican National Convention (1864), paymaster general for the state of Ohio, Collector of internal revenue for the 1st district of Ohio (1865), unsuccessful candidate for lieutenant governor of Ohio (1875), and was nominated by the Greenback National Convention as a candidate for Vice President of the United States (1876). Cary was elected as a Independent Republican to the 40th Congress to fill the vacancy caused by Rutherford B Hayes (November 21, 1867 - March 3, 1869) and was not elected in 1868. During his time on Congress, he served as chairman on the Committee on Education and Labor (40th Congress). [Source: 'biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at]"

Member of Ohio Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment.

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