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Alexander Hamilton RICE

(1818-1895)

RICE, Alexander Hamilton, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Newton Lower Falls, Mass., August 30, 1818; was graduated from Union College in 1844; engaged in the manufacture of paper at Boston; mayor of Boston in 1856 and 1857; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1867); chairman, Committee on Naval Affairs (Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1866; resumed his former business pursuits in Boston; delegate to the Philadelphia Loyalist Convention in 1866; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1868; Governor of Massachusetts 1876-1878; died in Boston, Mass., July 22, 1895; interment in Newton Cemetery, Newton, Mass.

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

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