|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Massachusetts's 3rd district
March 4, 1795 – November 6, 1800
|Preceded by||Shearjashub Bourne|
Peleg Coffin Jr.
|Succeeded by||Ebenezer Mattoon|
|Member of the Massachusetts State Senate|
|Born||January 25, 1749|
Goshen, Connecticut Colony, British America
|Died||June 5, 1802 (aged 53)|
Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
He was born in Goshen in the Connecticut Colony on January 25, 1749. He was the son of Moses Lyman, III (1713–1768) and Sarah (née Hayden) Lyman (1716–1808). His brother, Moses Lyman, IV (1744–1829) served as a colonel in the American Revolution.
Life in MassachusettsEdit
He moved to Springfield, Massachusetts in 1784, was elected a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and served in the Massachusetts State Senate. He was a justice of the court of common pleas of Hampshire County, and was elected as a Federalist to the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Congresses and served from March 4, 1795, until November 6, 1800, when he resigned. He died in Springfield on June 5, 1802. His interment was in Goshen, Connecticut.
Samuel's sister, Anna Lyman (1746–1842), married Gideon Wheeler (1745–1822), also a veteran of the American Revolution. Their daughter, Ruth, married John Savage, Chief Justice of the New York Supreme Court. They had a daughter, Mary Ann Savage, who married Ward Hunt, United States Supreme Court Justice. Their daughter, Eliza Stringham Hunt, married Arthur Breese Johnson, a great-grandson of President John Adams and great-nephew of President John Quincy Adams.
- United States Congress. "Samuel Lyman (id: L000528)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.