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History and GovernmentCongressional BiographiesRhode Island

Benjamin HOWLAND

(1755-1821)
Senate Years of Service:
1804-1809
Party:
Democratic Republican

HOWLAND, Benjamin, a Senator from Rhode Island; born in Tiverton, R.I., July 27, 1755; attended the common schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; collector of taxes 1801; town auditor 1802; town moderator 1805; member, State house of representatives 1810; general in the State militia during the War of 1812; elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Samuel J. Potter and served from October 29, 1804, until March 3, 1809; died in Tiverton, R.I., May 1, 1821; interment in the family lot on his estate.

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

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