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Lemuel Hastings ARNOLD

(1792-1852)

ARNOLD, Lemuel Hastings, (son of Jonathan Arnold and great-great-uncle of Theodore Francis Green), a Representative from Rhode Island; born in St. Johnsbury, Vt., January 29, 1792; was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1811; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1814 and commenced practice in Providence, R.I.; engaged in manufacturing and mercantile pursuits in 1821; member of the State house of representatives, 1826-1831; Governor of Rhode Island in 1831 and 1832; member of the executive council during the Dorr Rebellion in 1842 and 1843; unsuccessful candidate for United States Senator in 1845; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); was not a candidate for renomination in 1846; moved to South Kingstown, R.I. in 1847 and continued the practice of law until his death on June 27, 1852; interment in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, R.I.

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

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