Lemuel Hastings Arnold (1792 - 1852)

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Birthplace: St. Johnsbury, Vermont, United States
Death: Died in S. Kingston, RI
Occupation: RI Congressman, Governer
Managed by: Michael Stanley Warner
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About Lemuel Hastings Arnold

also known as Lemuel H. Arnold — of Providence, Providence County, R.I. Born in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vt., January 29, 1792. Son of Jonathan Arnold; great-granduncle of Theodore Francis Green. Member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1826; Governor of Rhode Island, 1831-33; U.S. Representative from Rhode Island 2nd District, 1845-47. Died June 27, 1852. Interment at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, R.I.

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Lemuel Hastings Arnold (January 29, 1792 – June 27, 1852) was the 12th Governor of the State of Rhode Island, as well as a U.S. Congressman.


He was born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont to Dr. Jonathan & Cynthia (Hastings) Arnold.


A member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives from 1826 to 1831, he was then elected Governor of Rhode Island and served in that position from 1831 to 1833. Arnold also served as a member of the Rhode Island Executive Council during the Dorr Rebellion from 1842 to 1843. Following an unsuccessful attempt for a seat in the United States Senate in 1845, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives as a member of the Whig Party and served one term from 1845 to 1847.


After leaving politics, he practiced law in South Kingstown, Rhode Island until his death. He was buried in Swan Point Cemetery in Providence.


His son, Richard Arnold, was a brigadier general in the Union Army during the Civil War. His daughter, Sally Lyman Arnold, was married to Union Brig. Gen. Isaac P. Rodman, who was mortally wounded at the Battle of Antietam.

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1792
January 29, 1792
St. Johnsbury, Vermont, United States
1819
June, 1819
Age 27
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1820
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1822
April 1, 1822
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1824
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1828
April 12, 1828
Age 36
Providence, Providence, RI
1829
1829
Age 36
1830
1830
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1832
1832
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1834
Age 41