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Warren Otis ARNOLD

(1839-1910)

ARNOLD, Warren Otis, a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Coventry, Kent County, R.I., June 3, 1839; attended the common schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits at Coventry from 1857 to 1864; was a manufacturer of cotton goods in Chepachet and Westerly, R.I., until 1866, when he began the manufacture of woolen goods; elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891); was a candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress, but as neither candidate received a majority the general assembly ordered a new election, in which he declined to be a participant; elected to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1896; continued his former manufacturing pursuits until his death in Westerly, Washington County, R.I., April 1, 1910; interment in Acotes Hill Cemetery, Chepachet, R.I.

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

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