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History and GovernmentCongressional BiographiesRhode Island

Ray GREENE

(1765-1849)
Senate Years of Service:
1797-1801
Party:
Federalist

GREENE, Ray, a Senator from Rhode Island; born in Warwick, R.I., February 2, 1765; pursued classical studies and graduated from Yale College in 1784; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Providence, R.I.; attorney general of Rhode Island 1794-1797; elected as a Federalist to the United States Senate in 1797 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William Bradford; reelected in 1799 and served from November 13, 1797, to March 5, 1801, when he resigned, having been nominated for a judicial position; designated a district judge of Rhode Island by President John Adams, but, through a technicality, was not appointed; died in Warwick, R.I., January 11, 1849; interment in the family burying ground on his estate at Warwick.

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

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