November 8, 1910, to
November 3, 1914
Sam Faith was born in Tennessee in 1873. On February 12, 1873, his family moved
His law enforcement career began in 1898, at the age of twenty, when he went to
work as a deputy sheriff for Tom McClure. He retained this position under John Cearley and
John Branch, serving twelve years before being elected sheriff. He was elected on November
8, 1910. He was re-elected on November 5, 1912, and served until November 3, 1914.
Sam Faith had a reputation for enforcing the law that made him respected by