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James Burrill

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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