Samuel W. Trotti

Samuel Wilds Trotti (July 18, 1810 – June 24, 1856) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

Samuel Wilds Trotti
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from Barnwell District
In office
November 22, 1852 – December 19, 1855
In office
November 23, 1840 – December 17, 1841
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 4th district
In office
December 17, 1842 – March 3, 1843
Preceded bySampson H. Butler
Succeeded byJohn Campbell
Personal details
Born(1810-07-18)July 18, 1810
Barnwell, South Carolina
DiedJune 24, 1856(1856-06-24) (aged 45)
Buckhead, Fairfield District, South Carolina
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materSouth Carolina College

Born in Barnwell, South Carolina, Trotti attended the common schools. He graduated from South Carolina College (now University of South Carolina) at Columbia in 1832. He studied law and was admitted to the bar. He served in the Seminole War.

Trotti served as member of the State house of representatives from 1840 to 1841 from 1852 to 1855. He was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Sampson H. Butler and served from December 17, 1842, to March 3, 1843.

He resumed the practice of law. He died in Buckhead, Fairfield District (now county), South Carolina, June 24, 1856.


  • United States Congress. "Samuel W. Trotti (id: T000381)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Sampson H. Butler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
John Campbell