Samuel McKee (1833)

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Samuel McKee (November 5, 1833 – December 11, 1898) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

Born near Mount Sterling, Kentucky, McKee attended the common schools. He was graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1857, and the Cincinnati Law School in 1858. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, in 1858. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War as a captain in the 14th Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry.

McKee was elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1867). He successfully contested as a Republican the election of John D. Young to the Fortieth Congress and served from June 22, 1868, to March 3, 1869. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1868. He served as delegate to the Southern Loyalist Convention at Philadelphia in 1866. Pension agent in Louisville, Kentucky from 1869 to 1871. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Louisville, Kentucky, December 11, 1898. He was interred in Cave Hill Cemetery.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William H. Wadsworth
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 9th congressional district

1865 – 1867
Succeeded by
Himself
Preceded by
Himself
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 9th congressional district

1868 – 1869
Succeeded by
John M. Rice