Samuel Lyman

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Samuel Lyman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1795 – November 6, 1800
Preceded byShearjashub Bourne
Peleg Coffin Jr.
(General ticket)
Succeeded byEbenezer Mattoon
Member of the Massachusetts State Senate
In office
Personal details
BornJanuary 25, 1749
Goshen, Connecticut
DiedJune 5, 1802 (aged 53)
Springfield, Massachusetts
Political partyFederalist

Samuel Lyman (January 25, 1749 – June 5, 1802) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Goshen, Connecticut on January 25, 1749. He attended Goshen Academy and graduated from Yale College in 1770. He taught school, studied law in Litchfield, Connecticut, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Hartford.

He moved to Springfield, Massachusetts in 1784, was elected a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and served in the Massachusetts State Senate. He was a justice of the court of common pleas of Hampshire County, and was elected as a Federalist to the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Congresses and served from March 4, 1795, until November 6, 1800 when he resigned. He died in Springfield on June 5, 1802. His interment was in Goshen, Connecticut.


  • United States Congress. "Samuel Lyman (id: L000528)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
General ticket:
Shearjashub Bourne,
Peleg Coffin, Jr. and
David Cobb
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1795 - November 6, 1800
Succeeded by
Ebenezer Mattoon