Samuel S. Skinner, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of Samuel S. Skinner


Was born July 24, 1824, in Wayne county, N. Y., and shortly alter his birth his parents moved to Cataraugus county, N. Y., and from there in 1833 to Upper Canada. The family remained here until 1837, when in consequence of the liberal views of the elder Skinner, they were compelled to hunt a more congenial climate than that where Johnnie Bull reigned. They located in Porter county this State, and have since then lived in the same county. Ill health prevented him from being of service to his father on the farm, so he obtained a position in a store as clerk at four dollars per month. He followed this line of business for ten years and was then elected Marshal, the first one the city of Valparaiso ever had. Has been several times elected to the Council on account of his well known opposition to rings. He was for six years President of the First National Bank of Valparaiso, and is now living in the city, but spends most of his time on his farm. His maiden vote was cast for Henry Clay, but he has always been identified with the Republican party since its organization. He was elected to the present position by four hundred and seventy-seven majority over his Democratic opponent. His post office address is Valparaiso.

Source: The Indianapolis Sentinal Company. 1879. Biographical Sketches of Members of the Indiana State Government, State and Judicial Officials, and Members of the 51st Legislative Assembly. Indianapolis, Indiana: The Indianapolis Sentinel Company. 167 p.
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