Green Berry Samuels, July 1, 1852-January 5, 1859

Green Berry Samuels
Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in., by Harry M. Wegner, undated
Location: Hearing Room A

Born February 1, 1806, in Shenandoah County
Died January 5, 1859, in Richmond

Elected by popular vote on May 27, 1852, and began his service on July 1, 1852. Service terminated by death.

Other judicial service:
Judge, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, 1850-1852

Education:
Studied law with Henry St. George Tucker, Winchester Law School

Professional career:
Private practice, Pennsylvania, 1827; and Woodstock, Virginia
U.S. representative from Virginia, 1839-1841
Delegate, Virginia Constitutional Convention, 1850


Sources:
Elected by popular vote, Elections, The Daily Dispatch (Richmond, Va.), June 1, 1852, column 2, retrieved on February 27, 2014; death, 55 Va., iii; birth, education, career, and death, David Loyd Pulliam, The Constitution Conventions of Virginia from the Founding of the Commonwealth to the Present Time (Richmond, John T. West, Publisher, 1901), 110; and Samuels, Green Berry (1806-1859), Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress, 1774-Present, retrieved on February 27, 2014; portrait, Ray O. Hummel, Jr., and Katherine M. Smith, Portraits and Statuary of Virginians Owned by the Virginia State Library, the Medical College of Virginia, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and Other State Agencies (Richmond, Va.: The Virginia State Library, 1977), 107.