James Burrill, Jr. (1772 - 1870)

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Birthplace: Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Death: Died in Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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James Burrill, Jr. (April 25, 1772 – December 25, 1820) was a Federalist-party United States senator representing the state of Rhode Island. He served in the senate from 1817 until 1820. He graduated from the College of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (the former name of Brown University) at Providence in 1788.


The town of Burrillville, Rhode Island, is named for him.

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BURRILL, James, Jr., (great-grandfather of Theodore Francis Green), a Senator from Rhode Island; born in Providence, R.I., April 25, 1772; graduated from Rhode Island College (now Brown University) at Providence in 1788; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1791 and commenced practice in Providence; attorney general of Rhode Island 1797-1814; member, State house of representatives 1813-1816 and served as speaker 1814-1816; chief justice of the State supreme court in 1816; elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1817, until his death in Washington, D.C., December 25, 1820; chairman, Committee on Judiciary (Fifteenth Congress); funeral services were held in the Chamber of the United States Senate; interment in Congressional Cemetery.

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James Burrill, Jr., U.S. Senator's Timeline

1772
April 25, 1772
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
1870
December 25, 1870
Age 98
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States