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Samuel Carr Forker (March 16, 1821 – February 10, 1900) was a Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1871-1873. Forker was born in Mount Holly Township, New Jersey on March 16, 1821. He completed preparatory studies, moved to Bordentown, New Jersey and engaged in banking. He was director and cashier of the Bordentown Banking Company. Forker was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second Congress, serving in office from March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873, but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1872 to the Forty-third Congress. After leaving Congress, he again engaged in banking. He moved to Delanco Township, New Jersey in 1890, and lived in retirement with his son until his death in Edgewater Park Township, New Jersey on February 10, 1900.[1] He was interred in Mount Holly Cemetery. References[edit]

^ Staff. "DEATH LIST OF A DAY.; Samuel C. Forker.", The New York Times, February 13, 1900. Accessed February 3, 2013.

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United States Congress. "Samuel C. Forker (id: F000274)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.  Samuel Carr Forker at The Political Graveyard Samuel C. Forker at Find a Grave

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Preceded by Charles Haight Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey's 2nd congressional district March 4, 1871–March 3, 1873 Succeeded by Samuel A. Dobbins

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