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History and GovernmentCongressional BiographiesRhode Island

James FENNER

(1771-1846)
Senate Years of Service:
1805-1807
Party:
Democratic Republican

FENNER, James, a Senator from Rhode Island; born in Providence, R.I., January 22, 1771; received a classical education and graduated from Brown University, Providence, R.I., in 1789; elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1805, to September 1807, when he resigned to become Governor; Governor of Rhode Island 1807-1811, 1824-1831, 1843-1845; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1842 and served as president; retired to his estate, “What Cheer,” near Providence, R.I.; resided there until his death on April 17, 1846; interment in North Burial Ground, Providence, R.I.

Bibliography

Dictionary of American Biography.

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

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