U.S. Legislative Branch -Knox, Samuel Sr. - U.S. Congressman, MO

Samuel Knox Sr.:
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Born: March 21, 1815
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Birthplace: Blandford Massachusetts
Father: General Alanson Knox 1784 – 1865
(Buried: Evergreen Hill Cemetery Chagrin Falls Ohio)
Mother:
Lucinda Knox 1784 – 1876
(Buried: Evergreen Hill Cemetery Chagrin Falls Ohio)
Wife: Mary Kerr 1826 – 1863
(Buried: Springfield Cemetery Springfield Massachusetts)
Married: March 18, 1845 in Saint Louis Missouri

Children:
Samuel Knox Jr. 1846 – 1897
(Buried: Springfield Cemetery Springfield Massachusetts)
Reuben Knox 1850 – 1930
(Buried: Woodstown Baptist Burial Ground Woodstown New Jersey)
Matthew K. Knox 1854 – 1857
(Buried: Springfield Cemetery Springfield Massachusetts)
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Political Party: Unconditional Unionist Party

Education:

1836: Graduated from Williams College
1838: Graduated from Harvard Law School

Occupation before War:
1838 – 1845: Attorney in Saint Louis Missouri
1845: Saint Louis Missouri City Counselor
1845 – 1864: Attorney in Saint Louis Missouri
Helped to provide the land for Alpine Presbyterian Church in Menlo Georgia.

Civil War Career:
1845 – 1864: Attorney in Saint Louis Missouri
Elected to fill vacancy of Francis Preston Blair Jr.
1864 – 1865: United States Congressman from Missouri
1864 – 1865: Member of House Military Affairs Committee
1864 – 1865: Missed 72 or 253 roll call votes in U.S. Congress.
1865: Voted in favor of 13th​ Amendment to U.S. Constitution.

Occupation after War:
Attorney in Saint Louis Missouri before returning to Blandford Massachusetts


Died: March 7, 1905
Place of Death: Blandford Massachusetts
Age at time of Death: 89 years old
Burial Place: Springfield Cemetery Springfield Massachusetts
 
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