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Melville BULL

(1854-1909)

BULL, Melville, a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Newport, R.I., September 29, 1854; attended Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H., and was graduated from Harvard University in 1877; engaged in agricultural pursuits near Newport; member of the State house of representatives 1883-1885; served in the State senate 1885-1892; member of the Republican State central committee; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1888; Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island 1892-1894; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1903); chairman, Committee on Accounts (Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1902 to the Fifty-eighth Congress; lived in Middletown, Newport County, R.I., until his death July 5, 1909; interment in Island Cemetery, Newport, R.I.

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

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