Zabdiel Sampson

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Zabdiel Sampson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1817 – July 26, 1820
Preceded by William Baylies
Succeeded by Aaron Hobart
Personal details
Born (1781-08-22)August 22, 1781
Plympton, Massachusetts
Died July 19, 1828(1828-07-19) (aged 46)
Plymouth, Massachusetts
Political party Democratic-Republican
Alma mater Brown University
Occupation Lawyer

Zabdiel Sampson (August 22, 1781 – July 19, 1828) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Plympton, Massachusetts, Sampson pursued classical studies and graduated from Brown University in 1803. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Plymouth.

Sampson was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses and served from March 4, 1817, to July 26, 1820 when he resigned. He was appointed collector of customs in Plymouth, July 26, 1820, and served until his death there July 19, 1828. He was interred in Burial Hill Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Zabdiel Sampson (id: S000026)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Baylies
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 8th congressional district

March 4, 1817 – July 26, 1820
Succeeded by
Aaron Hobart