Party affiliation: Republican
John and Sarah (Tiffany) Slater. Reporter decisions Supreme Court, Rhode Island, 1849-1853. Judge, 1854-1860, Court of Magistrates, Providence, and, except for 1 year, presiding judge.
Member and speaker Rhode Island house of representatives, 1863-1865. Member Rhode Island senate, 1865. The American Association For Justice, 1865-1875.
Chief justice, 1875-1891, Supreme Court Rhode Island. Retired 1891; trustee from 1875, chancellor 1879-1888, Brown University.
Born February 6, 1826