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William Hunter

William Hunter, American senator, diplomat. member Rhode Island General Assembly, 1799; member United States Senate from Rhode Island, 1813-1821.

Background

  • Hunter, William was born on November 26, 1774 in Newport, Rhode Island, United States. Son of Doctor William and Deborah (Malbone) Hunter.

  • Education

    • Graduate with honor Rhode Island College (now Brown U.), 1791, Doctor of Laws, 1819.

    Career

    • Admitted to bar, 1795. Member Rhode Island General Assembly, 1799. 1812, 23-25, speaker house, 1811-1812, 23-25.

      Member United States Senate from Rhode Island, 1813-1821. Appointed charge d’affaires to Brazil by President Jackson, 1834, minister plenipotentiary until 1845. Trustee Rhode Island College, 1800-1838.

    Membership

    Member Rhode Island General Assembly, 1799. Member United States Senate from Rhode Island, 1813-1821.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Robinson, July 15, 1804, 8 children.
    • father: Doctor William Hunter
    • mother: Deborah (Malbone) Hunter
    • spouse: Mary Robinson
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    Born November 26, 1774
    Died December 3, 1849
    (aged 75)
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