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William Hunter

senator , diplomat

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