Samuel Benton Callahan

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Samuel Callahan
Member of the C.S. House of Representatives
from the Creek and Seminole's At-large district
In office
February 18, 1864 – May 10, 1865
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Personal details
Born (1833-01-26)January 26, 1833
Mobile, Alabama, U.S.
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Muskogee, Oklahoma, U.S.
Political party Democratic

Samuel Benton Callahan (January 26, 1833 – February 17, 1911) was a Confederate politician during the American Civil War.

Samuel Callahan was born in Mobile, Alabama, as a member of the Creek tribe. He represented the Creek and Seminole nations in the Second Confederate Congress.[1] Removed with his tribe to Indian Territory, he fled with his family to Sulphur Springs, Texas during the Civil War. His daughter Sophia Alice Callahan was born during their time in Texas, but at War's end, the family returned to Okmulgee.[2] He served as the editor of the Indian Journal in Muskogee and was the superintendent of the Wealaka Boarding School. He was active in tribal affairs, serving as executive secretary to three principal chiefs of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and became a justice on the Muscogee Nation Supreme Court in 1901.[3]

References

  1. The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Callahan at politicalgraveyard.com
  2. Cox, Cox & Justice 2014, p. 642.
  3. Lin, Liyun; Boru, Nesebu; Babulal, Ganesh (1999). "Sophia Alice Callahan". Voices from the Gaps. Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy. Retrieved 23 September 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

Sources

Confederate States House of Representatives
New constituency Delegate to the C.S. House of Representatives
from the Creek and Seminole's At-large congressional district

1864–1865
Constituency abolished