BYRNS, Samuel (1848-1914)

BYRNS, SAMUEL, a Representative from Missouri; born on a farm in Jefferson County, Mo., March 4, 1848; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1872 and commenced practice in Hillsboro, Mo.; collector of revenue for Jefferson County in 1872; member of the State house of representatives in 1876 and 1877; served in the State senate in 1878; member of the Democratic State central committee 1886-1888; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893); was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress; resumed the practice of his chosen profession in De Soto, Jefferson County, Mo., where he died on July 9, 1914; interment in Hillsboro Cemetery, Hillsboro, Mo.