Samuel F. Gove

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Samuel Francis Gove (March 9, 1822 – December 3, 1900) was a U.S. Representative from Georgia.

Gove was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts and attended the common schools there. He moved to Georgia in 1835 with his parents, who settled in Twiggs County. He engaged in mercantile and agricultural pursuits. He was also a missionary. Upon the readmission of the State of Georgia to representation he was elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress and served from June 25, 1868, to March 3, 1869. He presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Forty-first Congress, but was not permitted to qualify. He was ordained as a Baptist minister in 1877 and was a traveling missionary from 1879 until his death in St. Augustine, Florida, December 3, 1900. He was interred in Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Georgia.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
American Civil War
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 4th congressional district

June 25, 1868 – March 3, 1869
Succeeded by
Jefferson F. Long

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