Samson Mason

Samson Mason (July 24, 1793 – February 1, 1869) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Samson Mason
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1843
Preceded byJoseph Vance
Succeeded byHeman A. Moore
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the Clark & Champaign Counties district
In office
December 7, 1829 – December 4, 1831
Preceded byJohn Daugherty
Succeeded byA. M. Colwell
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Champaign County district
In office
December 1, 1845 – December 6, 1846
Preceded byIra H. Bean
Succeeded byS. B. Williams
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 11th district
In office
January 6, 1862 – January 3, 1864
Preceded byRichard A. Harrison
Succeeded byA. P. Howard
Personal details
Born(1793-07-24)July 24, 1793
Fort Ann, New York
DiedFebruary 1, 1869(1869-02-01) (aged 75)
Springfield, Ohio
Political partyAnti-Jacksonian
Other political
Whig Party

Born in Fort Ann, Washington County, New York, Mason attended the common schools in Onondaga, New York. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and practiced in Springfield, Ohio. He served as prosecuting attorney of Clark County in 1822. He served as a member of the State Senate 1829-1831. He served as president judge of the court of common pleas in 1834.

Mason was elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Whig to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1843). He served as chairman of the Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Twenty-fifth Congress). He was not a candidate for renomination. Mason was a Presidential elector in 1844 for Clay/Frelinghuysen.[1] He served as a member of the state house of representatives in 1845 and 1846. United States Attorney for Ohio 1850-1853. He served as a delegate to the Ohio constitutional convention in 1850. He served in the state senate 1862-1864. He served from captain to major general in the state militia. He died in Springfield, Ohio, February 1, 1869. He was interred in Ferncliff Cemetery.


  1. ^ Taylor 1899 : 255
  • United States Congress. "Samson Mason (id: M000225)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Taylor, William Alexander; Taylor, Aubrey Clarence (1899). Ohio statesmen and annals of progress: from the year 1788 to the year 1900 ... 1. State of Ohio. p. 255.

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

March 4, 1835-March 3, 1843
Succeeded by