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Samuel Judah Letters
Manuscript Section, Indiana Division
Indiana State Library
Processed by: Christina Baich, April 2006
Samuel Judah was born on July 10, 1798, in New York City. He graduated from Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ) in 1816 and was admitted to the bar in 1819. In 1818, Judah moved to Vincennes, Indiana. He married Harriet Brandon in 1825. They had eleven children. He served six terms in the State House of Representatives (1827-1829, 1837-1841). During his final term (1840-1841), he was Speaker of the House. From 1929 to 1933, he was U.S. Attorney for Indiana. In addition to his political career, Judah was also involved in the Vincennes Historical and Antiquarian Society. He died on April 24, 1869.
Shepherd, Rebecca A., Charles W. Calhoun, Elizabeth Shanahan-Shoemaker, and Alan F. January, comp. A Biographical Directory of the Indiana General Assembly, Volume 1, 1816-1899. Indianapolis: The Select Committee on the Centennial History of the Indiana General Assembly, 1980.
Scope and Content Note:
The collection contains three photocopied letters to Samuel Judah from James Collins, Joseph L. Jenckes, and Noah Noble regarding political affairs.
1841 Jan. 17 Collins, James to Samuel Judah, photocopy of ALS, 3 p.
1842 Jan. 8 Jenckes, J. L. to Samuel Judah, photocopy of ALS, 4 p.
1842 Oct. 24 Noble, N. to Samuel Judah, photocopy of ALS, 4 p.
Size of Collection:
1 folder (3 items)
Lilly Library, Indiana University
Access: This collection is open for research.
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Language Materials are entirely in English
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