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Senate Years of Service:

STANTON, Joseph IV, a Senator and a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Charlestown, R.I., July 19, 1739; served in the expedition against Canada in 1759; member, State house of representatives 1768-1774; served as colonel in the Revolutionary Army; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1790; elected to the United States Senate and served from June 7, 1790, to March 3, 1793; member, State house of representatives 1794-1800; elected as a Republican to the Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Congresses (March 4, 1801-March 3, 1807); died in Charlestown, R.I., in 1807; interment in the family cemetery.

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