Fuller, Samuel W.

Born: 1822-04-25 Caledonia County, Vermont

Died: 1873-10-25 Chicago, Illinois

Flourished: Chicago, Illinois

Samuel W. Fuller was a lawyer and state legislator. Fuller received his education at an academy in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. After completing his preparatory studies, he read law with an attorney in Claremont, New Hampshire. Earning admission to the bar in 1849, Fuller commenced practicing law in Claremont. In May 1849, he married Lavina Calver; the union produced no children. In 1852, Fuller moved to Pekin, Illinois, where he generated a large legal practice in both Illinois and U.S. courts. In 1856, he won election, as a Democrat, to the Illinois Senate, serving in that body from January 1857 to February 1859. In June 1857, Fuller moved to Chicago, where he entered into a legal partnership with J. Young Scammon. After the Civil War, Fuller managed the affairs of the firm of Scammon & McCagg.

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