|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Tennessee's 1st district
March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1817
|Preceded by||John Rhea|
|Succeeded by||John Rhea|
|Born||July 10, 1776|
|Died||August 2, 1841 (aged 65)|
|Spouse(s)||Mary Rutledge Powell|
|Alma mater||Philadelphia College|
In 1800, Powell moved to Blountville, Tennessee, where he established the first law school in Tennessee at his home since he was new to the area and needed to establish a following. He married Mary Rutledge, daughter of General George Rutledge, a prominent citizen of Sullivan County.[better source needed] In 1805, he moved to Rogersville, Tennessee and practiced law. From 1807 to 1809, he served as a member of the superior court of law and equity. He was a judge of the first circuit court of Tennessee in 1812–1813. He was a law mentor to future attorney and state politician John Netherland.
- "POWELL, Samuel, (1776 – 1841)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
- "Samuel Powell". Angelfire.com. Retrieved February 11, 2013.
- Oliver Perry Temple, Notable Men of Tennessee (Cosmopolitan Press, 1912), p. 159.
- "Samuel Powell". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
- "Samuel Powell". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 1st congressional district