CROCKER, Samuel Leonard (1804-1883)

CROCKER, SAMUEL LEONARD, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Taunton, Mass., March 31, 1804; was graduated from Brown University, Providence, R.I., in 1822; engaged in manufacturing; member of the executive council of Massachusetts in 1849; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress; president of the Taunton Copper Manufacturing Co.; died in Boston, Mass., February 10, 1883; interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Taunton, Bristol County, Mass.

Dartmouth College
Rauner Special Collections Library
Hanover, NH
Papers: In the Robert C. Winthrop Papers, 1851, 3 pages.
A letter from Robert C. Winthrop to Samuel L. Crocker, in which Robert Winthrop acknowledges receiving a copy of the newspaper Life Boat with his (Winthrop's) letter, as well as Mr. Williams's article on the Whig Party. Robert Winthrop also expresses hope that Mr. Williams's treacherousness will be exposed.


University of Oklahoma
The Carl Albert Congressional Research & Studies Center
Norman, OK
Papers: In the Sidney Clarke Papers, 1852-1962, 20.5 cubic feet.
Other authors include Samuel L. Crocker. An item level inventory is available in the repository.


  • Crocker, Samuel L. (Samuel Leonard). Eulogy upon the character and services of Abraham Lincoln delivered by invitation of the authorities of the city of Taunton, on the occasion of the national fast, June 1, 1865. Boston: Printed by J. Wilson and Son, 1865.