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Pennsylvania State Senate

Samuel Hill


Session Office Position District Party
1845 21 Democrat
1847 21 Democrat
 Counties   Somerset, Westmoreland


1796 - 1858

Farmer, inventor, politician; Born February 14, 1796; died January 9, 1858, interment, Poke Run Cemetery, Poke Run Presbyterian Church, Washington Township, Westmoreland County; probably the son of William Hill, wife unknown.
Washington Township, Westmoreland County; wife was Prudence Ross; member of the Mars Hill Presbyterian Church. 
Associate Judge of Westmoreland County; member of the state House of Representatives, 1830; 1840-1842; 1856-1857; member of the state Senate, 1846-1848.
1858 – With David Alter, shared a patented method to extract oil from coal and shale, along with a partner Samuel Hill.