Samuel Arnold (Connecticut politician)

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Samuel Arnold
Samuel Arnold (1859)
Born1 June 1806 (1806-06)
Haddam, Connecticut
Died5 May 1869 (1869-05-06) (aged 62)
Haddam, Connecticut
OccupationAmerican congressman for Connecticut

Samuel Arnold (June 1, 1806 – May 5, 1869) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut.

Born in Haddam, Connecticut, Arnold attended the local academy at Plainfield, Connecticut, and Westfield Academy, Massachusetts. He devoted most of his life to agricultural pursuits. He acquired a controlling interest in a stone quarry, and became owner of a line of schooners operating between New York and Philadelphia. He was, also, for a number of years, president of the Bank of East Haddam. He served as member of the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1839, 1842, 1844, and again in 1851.

Arnold was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1858. He resumed agricultural pursuits and quarrying. He died in Haddam, Connecticut, May 5, 1869. He was interred in a mausoleum on his estate near Haddam.


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

  • United States Congress. "Samuel Arnold (id: A000294)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Woodruff
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
John Woodruff