Samuel Chandler Crafts, an American senator, born at Woodstock, Conn., Oct. 6, 1768, died at Craftsbury, Vt., Nov. 19,1853. He graduated at Harvard college in 1790, in which year his father removed to Vermont. In 1792 he was elected town clerk of Craftsbury, and held that office for 37 successive years, although during that time he filled many other offices. From 1801 to 1805 he was at the same time town clerk, register of probate, assistant judge of the county court, and representative in the state legislature. He was chief judge 1810-'16, member of congress 1817-'25, chief judge again 1825-'8, and governor of the state 1828-'30. He was the youngest member of the convention which formed the constitution of the state in 1793, and he presided over the constitutional convention of 1829, being at the same time governor. He was appointed by the governor in 1842 to fill a vacancy in the United States senate, and on the convening of the general assembly was elected for the remainder of the term, retiring in 1843.