Peyton, Samuel Oldham

Samuel Oldham Peyton, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Bullitt County, Ky., January 8, 1804; completed preparatory studies; was graduated from the medical department of Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky., in 1827 and began practice in Hartford, Ohio County, Ky.; member of the State house of representatives in 1835; elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1848 to the Thirty-first Congress; elected to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1860; resumed the practice of medicine; died in Hartford, Ky., January 4, 1870; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

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