Peel, Samuel W. (b. 1832)

Samuel W. Peel, of Bentonville, was born in Independence County, Arkansas, September 13, 1832; received a common-school education; was elected Clerk of the Circuit Court of Carroll County, Arkansas, in 1858, and again in i860; entered the Confederate service in 1861 as a private, and was elected Major of the Third Arkansas Infantry (State troops); re-entered the Confederate service in 1862 as a private, and was elected Colonel of the Fourth Regiment, Arkansas Infantry; at the close of the war he commenced the practice of law in the State courts; was appointed Prosecuting Attorney of the fourth judicial circuit of Arkansas in 1873; upon the adoption of the new constitution in 1874, was elected to the same place; was elected to the Forty-eighth Congress and was re-elected to the Forty-ninth Congress as a Democrat, receiving 11,514 votes against 5,107 votes for Keener, Republican, 286 votes for Byrd Smith, and 29 votes scattering.

References
1. U. S. Congressional Directory, Washington, D. C., 1886, page 9.

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