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History and GovernmentCongressional BiographiesRhode Island

Daniel MOWRY, Jr.

(1729-1806)

MOWRY, Daniel, Jr., a Delegate from Rhode Island; born in Smithfield, Providence County, R.I., August 17, 1729; received a limited schooling and learned the cooper’s trade; town clerk of Smithfield 1760-1780; member of the general assembly 1766-1776; judge of the court of common pleas 1776-1781; Member of the Continental Congress 1780-1782; declined to be a candidate for renomination; engaged in agricultural pursuits until his death in the town of Smithfield, Providence County, R.I., July 6, 1806; interment in the family cemetery in North Smithfield, R.I.

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

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