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James Burrill

James Burrill, American senator. member Rhode Island House of Representatives, 1813-1816, speaker, 1814-1816; member United States Senate from Rhode Island, 1817-1820.

Background

  • Burrill, James was born on April 25, 1772 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Son of James and Elizabeth (Rawson) Burrill.

  • Education

    • Graduate Rhode Island College (now Brown U.), 1788.

    Career

    • Admitted to bar, 1791. Attorney general Rhode Island, 1797-1813. Trustee Brown U.; member Rhode Island House of Representatives, 1813-1816, speaker, 1814-1816.

      Elected chief justice Supreme Judicial Court, Rhode Island, 1816. Member United States Senate from Rhode Island, 1817-1820.

    Membership

    Member Rhode Island House of Representatives, 1813-1816, speaker, 1814-1816. Member United States Senate from Rhode Island, 1817-1820.

    Connections

    • Married Sally Arnold, October 8, 1797.
    • father: James Burrill
    • mother: Elizabeth (Rawson) Burrill
    • spouse: Sally Arnold
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    Died December 25, 1820
    (aged 48)
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