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Jeremiah B. HOWELL

American Jeremiah B. HOWELL

born Jeremiah Brown HOWELL

United States Senator from Rhode Island

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Born: on August 28, 1771 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Died: on February 05, 1822 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA


Born in Providence, he attended private schools, pursued classical studies and graduated from the College of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (the former name of Brown University) at Providence in 1789. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1793 and commenced practice in Providence. He was a brigadier general in the State militia, and was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the U.S. Senate, serving from March 4, 1811, to March 4, 1817. He was not a candidate for reelection. While in the Senate, he was chairman of the Committee on Pensions (Fourteenth Congress).

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