About Joseph Stanton, Jr.
Joseph Stanton, Jr. (July 19, 1739 – 1807) was an American politician of the Anti-Federalist faction.
Stanton was born in Charlestown, Rhode Island in 1739. He served in the state legislature from 1768 to 1774.
During the American Revolutionary War, he was a colonel in the Rhode Island militia. After the war, he served as a general in the state militia. He was a delegate to the Rhode Island Constitutional convention in 1790, and as a U.S. Senator from June 7, 1790 to March 3, 1793. He was later elected to the United States House of Representatives, where he served from March 4, 1801 to March 4, 1807. Stanton died later in 1807 in Charlestown.
STANTON, Joseph, Jr., a Senator and a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Charlestown, R.I., July 19, 1739; served in the expedition against Canada in 1759; member, State house of representatives 1768-1774; served as colonel in the Revolutionary Army; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1790; elected to the United States Senate and served from June 12, 1790, to March 3, 1793; member, State house of representatives 1794-1800; elected as a Republican to the Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Congresses (March 4, 1801-March 3, 1807); died in Charlestown, R.I., in 1807; interment in the family cemetery.