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Samuel Robertson Honey, British lawyer. Served private, corporal, sergeant and sergeant major, 2d Battalion, 15 United States Infantry, August 20, 1860-August 13, 1862; Mason.

Background

Honey, Samuel Robertson was born in 1842 in England. Son of William and Sarah Waynman (Robertson) Honey.

Education

Educated in England; taught school 2 years. Came to America, 1860.

Career

Served private, corporal, sergeant and sergeant major, 2d Battalion, 15 United States Infantry, August 20, 1860-August 13, 1862. Second lieutenant, August 13, 1862. First lieutenant and adjunct, 1st Battalion, 15th United States Infantry, February 17, 1863.

Captain 33d Infantry, November 1, 1866. Bvtd. captain, September 1, 1864, “for gallant and meritorious services during Atlanta Campaign and at Battle of Jonesboro, Georgia” (severely wounded). Participated in Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge and Atlanta campaigns.

Acting assistant judge advocate general staffs of Generals Pope and Meade, 1867-1868. Honorary discharged at own request, October 7, 1870. Read law with Judge WordPress Chilton, of Montgomery, Alabama.

Admitted to bar, 1869, to Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1887. Retired from practice, December, 1905. Chief of staff to Governor Van Zandt, 1877-1879.

Lieutenant governor of Rhode Island, 1887-1888. Mayor of Newport, 1891-1892. Member Democratic National Committee, 1888-1896.

Delegate Democratic National Convs., 1892, 1904. Leader of House of Representatives, Rhode Island, 1893-1894.

Membership

Served private, corporal, sergeant and sergeant major, 2d Battalion, 15 United States Infantry, August 20, 1860-August 13, 1862.

Connections

Married Mary Edwards. Married second, Frances H. Arkless, February 21, 1906.

father:
William Honey

mother:
Sarah Waynman (Robertson) Honey

spouse:
Mary Edwards

spouse:
Frances H. Arkless