|The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans:
INGHAM, Samuel, representative, was born in Hebron, Conn., Sept. 5, 1793. He attended school in Vermont, was admitted to the bar in Connecticut in 1815, and opened an office in Saybrook in 1817. He was a representative in the state legislature; served as speaker through three sessions; was state's attorney for Middlesex county, 1827-35, and again in 1843-44; probate judge, 1829-33; state agent to prosecute claims against the United States, 1837; representative in the 24th and 25th congresses, 1835-39; judge of the county court, 1849-53; unsuccessful candidate before the state legislature for U.S. senator in 1854, and was commissioner of customs, 1857-61. He died in Essex, Conn., Nov. 10, 1881.