Samuel Brenton

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Samuel Brenton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
Preceded byAndrew J. Harlan
Succeeded byEbenezer M. Chamberlain
In office
March 4, 1855 – March 29, 1857
Preceded byEbenezer M. Chamberlain
Succeeded byCharles Case
Personal details
Born(1810-11-22)November 22, 1810
Gallatin County, Kentucky, U.S.
DiedMarch 29, 1857(1857-03-29) (aged 46)
Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.
Political partyWhig Party
Opposition Party
Republican Party

Samuel Brenton (November 22, 1810 – March 29, 1857) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana; born in Gallatin County, Kentucky. Attended the public schools; was ordained to the Methodist ministry in 1830 and served as a minister; located at Danville, Indiana., in 1834 because of ill health, and studied law; member of the Indiana General Assembly in the Indiana House of Representatives (1838–1841); in 1841, returned to the ministry and served at Crawfordsville, Perryville, Lafayette, and finally at Fort Wayne, where he suffered a paralytic stroke in 1848 and was compelled to abandon his ministerial duties; appointed register of the land office at Fort Wayne on May 2, 1849, and served until July 31, 1851, when he resigned; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second United States Congress (March 4, 1851 – March 4, 1853); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1852 to the Thirty-third United States Congress; elected as an Indiana People's Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth United States Congress; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth United States Congress and served from March 4, 1855, until his death in Fort Wayne, Indiana; interment in Lindenwood Cemetery. He was replaced by Charles Case in a special election to finish out his term.

See also


  • United States Congress. "Samuel Brenton (id: B000805)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 10th congressional district

Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 10th congressional district

Succeeded by