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Sampson Salter Blowers

Sampson Salter Blowers, American jurist, Loyalist. member Nova Scoti Legislative Council, 1788-1797.

Background

  • Blowers, Sampson Salter was born on March 10, 1742 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of John and Sarah (Salter) Blowers.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Harvard, 1763. Studied law under Lieutenant Governor William Hutchinson.

    Career

    • Admitted to Massachusetts bar, 1766, practiced in Boston. One of 3 defense attys. in trial of British soldiers in aftermath of Boston Massacre. Supported royal government, went to England, 1774.

      Returned to Boston, 1778, arrested because of his Loyalist stand. In Nova Scotia (Canada) after release from prison, 1778-1779. Appointed judge Rhode Island Court of Vice Admiralty, Newport, 1779.

      Went to England on British evacuation of Newport, 1779. Solicitor general for New York, 1779-1783. Forced to flee to Nova Scoti, 1783.

      Attorney general Nova Scoti, 1784. Speaker Nova Scoti House of Representatives, 1785-1788. Member Nova Scoti Legislative Council, 1788-1797.

      Chief justice Nova Scoti, 1797-1833.

    Membership

    Member Nova Scoti Legislative Council, 1788-1797.

    Connections

    • Married Sarah Kent, 1774.
    • father: John Blowers
    • mother: Sarah (Salter) Blowers
    • spouse: Sarah Kent
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    Born March 10, 1742
    Died October 25, 1842
    (aged 100)
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