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William Edward PECK

American William Edward PECK

U.S. Senator from Rhode Island

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on October 13, 1821 in Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA
Died: on August 13, 1865 in Napoleonville, Louisiana, USA


Biography

Civil War Veteran William Edward prepared himself for a profession, and chose that of a lawyer. He entered the office of Richard W. Green, of Providence, R. I., late judge of the Supreme Court, as a student, in 1847. He was admitted to the bar in 1850, and settled in Providence, where he entered into practice. He was elected a Representative from the city to the State Legislature, in 1852. He was also one of the judges of the Court of Magistrates. In 1855, he removed with his family to Greenwich, R. I., but continued his office in Providence. He was elected a Senator from Greenwich in 1857.

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