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Sampson Salter Blowers

jurist , Loyalist

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