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United States House of Representatives from Rhode Island

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  • Thomas Allen Jenckes (1818 - 1875)
    Thomas Allen Jenckes (November 2, 1818 – November 4, 1875) was a United States Congressional representative for the State of Rhode Island. Jenckes was best known for introducing a bill that created t...
  • Thomas Davis (1806 - 1895)
    Thomas Davis was born in Dublin, Ireland on December 18, 1806, attended private schools in Ireland, and migrated to America in 1817, settling in Providence. Davis became a pioneer in Rhode Island's jew...
  • Tristam Burges (1770 - 1853)
    Tristam Burges, 1770-1853, was chief justice, leading member of the bar, U.S. Congressman (1825-1835), leader of the Whig Party and professor of oratory at Brown University. After a distinguished caree...
  • Benjamin Babcock Thurston (1804 - 1886)
    From: 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 ...
  • Aime Joseph Forand (1895 - 1972)
    Aime Forand served in Washington for twenty-two years as a Congressman from Rhode Island. Through his diligent and persistent efforts to secure medical aide for the aged, he earned the title "Father of...