Samuel Sterett (1758 - July 12, 1833) was a Representative from the fourth congressional district of Maryland.
Born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1758, Sterett moved with his parents to Baltimore, Maryland in 1761. After he completed preparatory studies, he went to and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Afterwards held several local offices, was a member of the independent company (military) of Baltimore merchants in 1777, and in November 1782 he was appointed private secretary to the President of Congress.
Sterett was elected to the Maryland State Senate in 1789. Following his service in the State Senate he was elected to the Second Congress (March 4, 1791-March 3, 1793), during which he also served as secretary of the Maryland Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery in 1791.
In 1812 Sterett became a member of the Baltimore committee of safety. He also served as captain of an independent company at the Battle of North Point September 12, 1814. Sterett was grand marshal in Baltimore at the laying of the foundation stone of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad on July 4, 1828.
Sterett died in Baltimore, Maryland in 1833 and is interred in the burying ground of Westminster Church.
This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
Preceded by: William Smith Representative of the Fourth Congressional District of Maryland 1801 - 1802 Succeeded by: Thomas Sprigg