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Samuel Henry Piles

Samuel Henry Piles, American diplomat.


  • Piles, Samuel Henry was born on December 28, 1858 in Livingston County, Kentucky, United States. Son of S. H. and Gabriella (Lilliard) Piles.

  • Education

    • Educated private schools, Smithland, Kentucky.


    • Began practice of law at Snohomish City, Washington Ty., 1883. Moved to Seattle, 1886. General counsel The Pacific Coast Company, 1895-1905.

      City attorney, Seattle, 1887-1889. Assistant district attorney for counties of King, Kitsap and Snohomish, Washington Ty., in ’80s. Active in politics for 20 years before his election to Senate.

      United States senator, 1905-1911. Appointed Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary to Colombia, 1922, resigned September 1928. Special ambassador for Colombian presidential inauguration, August 7, 1926.



    • Married Mary E. Barnard, September 15, 1891 (died 1913). Children: Ross Barnard, Ruth Lilliard (Mistress.
    • father: S. H. Piles
    • mother: Gabriella (Lilliard) Piles
    • spouse: Mary E. Barnard
    • children: Ross Barnard Piles
    • Ruth Lilliard (Mrs Piles
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    Born December 28, 1858
    Died March 11, 1940
    (aged 81)