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J. Howard McGrath, Governor, U.S. Senator, U.S. Attorney General (1903 - 1966)

James Howard McGrath (November 28, 1903 – September 2, 1966) was an American politician and attorney from the U.S. state of Rhode Island. Biography McGrath, a Democrat, served as U.S. ...

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John Brown Francis, Governor, U.S. Senator (1791 - 1864)

John Brown Francis (May 31, 1791 – August 9, 1864) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island. Biography Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he attended the common schools of Provid...

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Sen Nathan F. Dixon (Whig-RI) MP (1774 - 1842)

The Hon. Nathan Fellows DIXON (son of the late William DIXON, Esq., of Plainfield, Conn.) He commenced the practice of Law in Westerly, in the year 1802. He was for seventeen successive years a member ...

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Asher Robbins, U.S. Senator (1761 - 1845)

Asher Robbins (October 26, 1761 – February 25, 1845) (also known as Ashur Robbins) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island. Born in Wethersfield, Connecticut, he graduated from Yale Coll...

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Christopher G. Champlin, U.S. Senator (1768 - 1840)

Christopher Grant Champlin (April 12, 1768 – March 18, 1840) was a United States Representative and Senator from Rhode Island. Born in Newport, he completed preparatory studies, was graduated ...

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Benjamin Howland, U.S. Senator (1755 - 1821)

Benjamin Howland (July 27, 1755 – May 1, 1821) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island. Born in Tiverton, he attended the common schools, engaged in agricultural pursuits, was collector ...

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Samuel J. Potter, U.S. Senator (1753 - 1804)

Governor Samuel J. Potter Born: 1753 in South Kingstown, Washington County, R.I. Died: October 14, 1804, Washington, D.C. Father: John Potter, b. July 29, 1724, So. Kingstown, R.I.; d. 1787 Mot...

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Philip Allen, Governor, U.S. Senator (1785 - 1865)

) Philip Allen (September 1, 1785 – December 16, 1865) was an American politician. He was the 22nd Governor of Rhode Island (1851–1853) and a United States Senator (1853–1859)....

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John H. Clarke, U.S. Senator (1789 - 1870)

John Hopkins Clarke (April 1, 1789 – November 23, 1870) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island. Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, he moved to Providence where he studied under a private te...

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James Burrill, Jr., U.S. Senator (1772 - 1870)

. 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 ...

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Elisha Mathewson, U.S. Senator (1767 - 1853)

Elisha Mathewson (April 18, 1767 – October 14, 1853) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island. Born in Scituate, Rhode Island, he pursued an academic course and was justice of the peace o...

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James Fenner, Governor, U.S. Senator (1771 - 1846)

James Fenner (January 22, 1771 – April 17, 1846) was an American politician who served as an United States Senator as well as the seventh, 11th and 17th Governor of Rhode Island (on three sepa...

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Ray Greene, U.S. Senator (1765 - 1849)

) Ray Greene (February 2, 1765 – January 11, 1849) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island. Born in Warwick, a son of William Greene and Catharine Greene (née Ray), he pursued cla...

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Joseph Stanton, U.S. Senator (1739 - 1807)

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 legislatur...

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William P. Sheffield, U.S. Senator (1820 - 1907)

. William Paine Sheffield (August 30, 1820 – June 2, 1907) was a United States Representative and Senator from Rhode Island. Biography Born in New Shoreham (on Block Island), he comple...

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Henry F. Lippitt, U.S. Senator (1856 - 1933)

Henry Frederick Lippitt (October 12, 1856 – December 28, 1933) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island. Born in Providence, he attended private schools, graduated from Brown University i...

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James F. Simmons, U.S. Senator (1795 - 1864)

James Fowler Simmons (September 10, 1795 – July 10, 1864) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island. Born on a farm near Little Compton, he attended a private school in Newport and moved t...

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Albert C. Greene, U.S. Senator (1792 - 1863)

Albert Collins Greene (April 15, 1792 – January 8, 1863) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island. Biography He was born in East Greenwich, the son of Perry Greene, a brother of A...

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Francis Malbone, U.S. Senator (1759 - 1809)

Francis Malbone (March 20, 1759 – June 4, 1809) was an American merchant from Newport, Rhode Island. He represented Rhode Island in the U.S. House from 1793 until 1797 and served briefly in th...

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William Hunter, U.S. Senator (1774 - 1849)

) William Hunter (November 26, 1774 – December 3, 1849) was an American politician and diplomat and namesake/owner of the Hunter House museum. Hunter was born in Newport, Rhode Island. He ...

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Claiborne Pell, U.S. Senator MP (1918 - 2009)

Claiborne de Borda Pell (November 22, 1918 – January 1, 2009) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island, serving six terms from 1961 to 1997, and was best known as the sponsor of the Pell ...

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Theodore F. Green, Governor, U.S. Senator (1867 - 1966)

Theodore Francis Green (October 2, 1867 – May 19, 1966) was an American politician from the U.S. state of Rhode Island. A Democrat, Green served as the 57th Governor of Rhode Island (1933 ...

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Jesse H. Metcalf, U.S. Senator (1860 - 1942)

Jesse Houghton Metcalf (November 16, 1860 – October 9, 1942) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island. Born in Providence, he was educated in private schools there, studied textile manufa...

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LeBaron Bradford Colt, U.S. Senator (1846 - 1924)

LeBaron Bradford Colt (June 25, 1846 – August 18, 1924) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island and a circuit court judge. Biography He was born in Dedham, Massachusetts to Chris...

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George P. Wetmore, Governor, U.S. Senator MP (1846 - 1921)

George Peabody Wetmore (August 2, 1846 – September 11, 1921) was the 37th Governor and a United States Senator from Rhode Island. Early life George Peabody Wetmore was born in London, Engl...

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Jonathan Chace, U.S. Senator (1829 - 1917)

Jonathan Chace (July 22, 1829 – June 30, 1917) was a United States Representative and Senator from Rhode Island. Born at Fall River, Massachusetts, he son of Harvey Chace and the grandson of O...

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Henry B. Anthony, Governor, U.S. Senator (1815 - 1884)

Henry Bowen Anthony (April 1, 1815 – September 2, 1884) was a United States newspaperman and political figure. He served as the editor and later part owner of the Providence Journal and later ...

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Nehemiah R. Knight, Governor, U.S. Senator (1780 - 1854)

Nehemiah Rice Knight (December 31, 1780 – April 18, 1854) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island. Born in Cranston, he attended the common schools. In 1802 he was a member of the Rhode ...

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Jeremiah B. Howell, U.S. Senator (1771 - 1822)

Jeremiah Brown Howell (August 28, 1771 – February 5, 1822) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island. Born in Providence, he attended private schools, pursued classical studies and graduat...

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Christopher Ellery (1768 - 1840)

Christopher Ellery (November 1, 1768 – December 2, 1840) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island. Born in Newport, he graduated from Yale College in 1787, studied law, was admitted to ...

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William Bradford MP (1720 - 1808)

) William Bradford (November 4, 1729 - July 6, 1808) was a physician, lawyer, and United States Senator from Rhode Island. He was born at Plympton, Massachusetts, and was the great-great-grandson of ...

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Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Senator MP

Sheldon Whitehouse (born October 20, 1955) is the junior U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, serving since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He previously served as United States Attorney (19...

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John Chafee, Governor, U.S. Senator and Secretary of the Navy (1922 - 1999)

John Lester Hubbard Chafee ( /ˈtʃeɪfiː/ chay-fee; October 22, 1922 – October 24, 1999) was an American politician. He served as an officer in the United States Mari...

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Peter G. Gerry, U.S. Senator (1879 - 1957)

Peter Goelet Gerry (September 18, 1879 – October 31, 1957) was an American lawyer and politician. He was a U.S. Senator from Rhode Island. Early life Gerry was born in New York City, the...

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Senator Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich MP (1841 - 1915)

Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich (November 6, 1841 – April 16, 1915) was a prominent American politician and a leader of the Republican Party in the Senate, where he served from 1881 to 1911. Because...

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Maj. General Ambrose Burnside (USA), Governor, U.S. Senator (1824 - 1881)

Ambrose Everett Burnside (May 23, 1824 – September 13, 1881) was an American soldier, railroad executive, inventor, industrialist, and politician from Rhode Island, serving as governor and a U...

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Samuel G. Arnold, U.S. Senator (1821 - 1880)

Samuel Greene Arnold, Jr. (April 12, 1821 – February 14, 1880) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, he recei...

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Charles Tillinghast James, U.S. Senator (1805 - 1862)

Charles Tillinghast James (September 15, 1805 – October 17, 1862) famous consulting mechanical engineer, early proponent of the steam mill, and United States Democratic Senator from the state ...

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Gov. William Sprague,US Senator MP (1830 - 1915)

) William Sprague IV (September 12, 1830 – September 11, 1915) was the 27th Governor of the U.S. state of Rhode Island from 1860–1863, and U.S. Senator from 1863-1875. He participated i...

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William Sprague III, Governor, U.S. Senator (1799 - 1856)

William Sprague, also known as William III or William Sprague III (November 3, 1799 – October 19, 1856), was a politician and industrialist from the U.S. state of Rhode Island, serving as the ...

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Nathan F. Dixon, III, US Senate & Congress (1847 - 1897)

Nathan Fellows Dixon, III (August 28, 1847 – November 8, 1897) was a United States Representative and Senator from Rhode Island. Born in Westerly, he attended the common schools of Westerly an...

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James DeWolf ("Captain Jim"), U.S. Senator MP (1764 - 1837)

James DeWolf (March 18, 1764 – December 21, 1837), nicknamed "Captain Jim", was a United States Senator from Rhode Island, a long-time state legislator and a successful Privateer during the Wa...

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Theodore Foster, U.S. Senator (1752 - 1828)

Theodore Foster (April 29, 1752 – January 13, 1828) was an American politician. He was a member of the Federalist Party and later the National Republican Party. He served as one of the first t...

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