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Jonathan ARNOLD

(1741-1793)

ARNOLD, Jonathan, (father of Lemuel Hastings Arnold and great-great-grandfather of Theodore Francis Green), a Delegate from Rhode Island; born in Providence, R.I., December 3, 1741; studied medicine and practiced; member of the general assembly of Rhode Island from Providence in 1776; served in the Revolutionary Army as surgeon; director of the Army hospital in Providence; Member of the Continental Congress 1782-1783; moved to St. Johnsbury, Vt., in 1787 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; appointed a member of the Governor’s council; was appointed judge of Orange County and served until his death in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vt., February 1, 1793; interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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