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Benjamin Babcock Thurston

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Birthplace: Hopkinton, Rhode Island, United States
Death: May 17, 1886 (81)
New London, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jeremiah Thurston and Sarah "Sally" Bulkeley (Babcock)
Husband of Harriet E. Deshon and Frances Elizabeth Thurston
Father of Benjamin F. Thurston; George Edward Thurston; Harriet Elizabeth Thurston; Fanny Robertson Thurston and John Deshon Thurston
Brother of Eliza Rathbone Thurston; Horace Thurston; Mary Ann Thurston; Caroline Thurston; Franklin Thurston and 1 other
Half brother of Horatio Deming Bulkeley and Amelia Josephine Maria Goodwin

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Benjamin Babock Thurston (June 29, 1804 - May 17, 1886) was a U.S. Representative from Rhode Island. Born in Hopkinton, Rhode Island, Thurston attended the common schools, and later engaged in mercantile pursuits. He served as member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives 1831-1837, and as Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island in 1838. Thurston was elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1849 to the Thirty-first Congress. Thurston was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses and as a candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1857). He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Thirty-second Congress), Committee on Patents (Thirty-third Congress), Committee on Accounts (Thirty-fourth Congress). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1857. After leaving Congress, Thurston moved to New London, Connecticut, where he served as member of the board of aldermen in 1862 and 1863. He served as member of the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1869 and 1870. He resumed mercantile pursuits. He died in New London, Connecticut, May 17, 1886. He was interred in Cedar Grove Cemetery.



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US Congressman. Elected to represent Rhode Island's 2nd District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1847 to 1849. Also served as Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island from 1837 to 1838, and as a member of the Rhode Island State Legislature.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Babock_Thurston

Benjamin Babock Thurston (June 29, 1804 – May 17, 1886) was a U.S. Representative from Rhode Island.

Biography

Born in Hopkinton, Rhode Island, Thurston attended the common schools, and later engaged in mercantile pursuits. He served as member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives 1831-1837, and as Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island from 1837 to 1838 serving under Governor John B. Francis.

Thurston was elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1849 to the Thirty-first Congress.

Thurston was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses and as a candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1857). He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Thirty-second Congress), Committee on Patents (Thirty-third Congress), Committee on Accounts (Thirty-fourth Congress). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1857.

After leaving Congress, Thurston moved to New London, Connecticut, where he served as member of the board of aldermen in 1862 and 1863. He served as member of the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1869 and 1870. He resumed mercantile pursuits. He died in New London, Connecticut, May 17, 1886. He was interred in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

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Benjamin Babcock Thurston's Timeline

1804
June 29, 1804
Hopkinton, Rhode Island, United States
1829
November 7, 1829
Hopkinton, Washington County, Rhode Island, United States
1831
April 11, 1831
Rhode Island, United States
1836
September 20, 1836
Hopkinton, Rhode Island, United States
1839
February 15, 1839
Rhode Island, United States
1842
February 27, 1842
Rhode Island, United States
1886
May 17, 1886
Age 81
New London, Connecticut, United States