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Samuel L. Southard
Attorney General
1829-1833

     
  Samuel L. Southard was born in Basking Ridge, New Jersey on June 9, 1787. He was educated in a classical school run by Reverend Bob Finley. He attended the College of New Jersey, which later became Princeton University, where he graduated in 1804. He studied law and was admitted to the Virginia Bar Association in 1809. He returned to New Jersey and began practice in Flemington in 1811. Southard was appointed a law reporter of the Supreme Court by the New Jersey Legislature in 1814. The following year he was elected to the New Jersey General Assembly. He resigned from the General Assembly when he was designated to the state Supreme Court bench. He served as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1815-1820.  
  Southard was elected state Attorney General in 1829. The leader of the National Republican party in New Jersey, Southard was elected Governor of New Jersey on October 26, 1832. He served until February 23, 1833, when he resigned to become a Senator. Southard remained in the Senate for the rest of his life. When not engaged in politics, he was an active member of the New Jersey Bar and occasionally argued before the U.S. Supreme Court.
 
 
 
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