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Samuel J. Randall
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29th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
Personal details
Born10 October 1828
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died13 April 1890(1890-04-13) (aged 61)

Samuel Jackson Randall (October 10, 1828 – April 13, 1890) was an American politician. He was the 29th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1876 to 1881. He was in the U.S. House representing Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district from 1863 to 1875 and Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district from 1875 to 1890.


He was a Democratic candidate for the party's nomination for President in 1880 and 1884. Towards the end of his political career, he started voting for the Republicans in the House.


Randall was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He studied at the University of Pennsylvania. Randall died on April 13, 1890 in Washington, D.C. from colon cancer, aged 61.[1]


  1. New York Tribune (April 14, 1890) Obituary for Samuel J Randall,

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