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Christopher Grant CHAMPLIN

(1768-1840)
Senate Years of Service:
1809-1811
Party:
Federalist

CHAMPLIN, Christopher Grant, a Representative and a Senator from Rhode Island; born in Newport, R.I., April 12, 1768; completed preparatory studies; was graduated from Harvard College in 1786 and continued his studies at the College of St. Omer in France; elected as a Federalist to the Fifth and Sixth Congresses (March 4, 1797-March 3, 1801); engaged in mercantile pursuits; elected as a Federalist to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Francis Malbone and served from June 26, 1809, to October 2, 1811, when he resigned; president of the Rhode Island Bank until a short time before his death in Newport, Newport County, R.I., March 18, 1840; interment in Common Burial Ground.

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

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