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ARNOLD, Lemuel Hastings



ARNOLD, Lemuel Hastings, (son of Jonathan Arnold and great–great–uncle of Theodore Francis Green), a Representative from Rhode Island; born in St. Johnsbury, Vt., January 29, 1792; was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1811; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1814 and commenced practice in Providence, R.I.; engaged in manufacturing and mercantile pursuits in 1821; member of the State house of representatives, 1826-1831; Governor of Rhode Island in 1831 and 1832; member of the executive council during the Dorr Rebellion in 1842 and 1843; unsuccessful candidate for United States Senator in 1845; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); was not a candidate for renomination in 1846; moved to South Kingstown, R.I. in 1847 and continued the practice of law until his death on June 27, 1852; interment in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, R.I.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library

New York, NY
Papers: January 8, 1832. 1 letter. Official correspondence. Finding aid in repository.

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: 1819, 1 letter. A letter from Lemuel H. Arnold to Samuel A. Pearson written on December 3, 1819. In the letter, Arnold writes to enlist the aid of Pearson in trying to reclaim for Benjamin Hoppin of Providence certain lands "lately belonging to him" which were sold for taxes.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

National Republican Party (U.S.). Rhode Island. Examination of certain charges against Lemuel H. Arnold, esq., the National Republican candidate for governor, being a report of the committee, appointed April 12, 1831. Providence: N.p., 1831.

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