STANTON, Joseph, Jr.

1739–1821

Biography

STANTON, Joseph, Jr., a Senator and a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Charlestown, R.I., July 19, 1739; served in the expedition against Canada in 1759; member, State house of representatives 1768-1774; served as colonel in the Revolutionary Army; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1790; elected to the United States Senate and served from June 12, 1790, to March 3, 1793; member, State house of representatives 1794-1800; elected as a Republican to the Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Congresses (March 4, 1801-March 3, 1807); died on December 15, 1821, in Lebanon, Conn.; interment in the family cemetery.

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

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External Research Collections

Brown University

Providence, RI
Papers: Ca. 10 items in various collections.

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 1 item (July 16, 1790) in Dreer collection; and 1 item (February 22, 1791) in Gratz collection.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: 2 items (June 29, 1790; March 3, 1791) in George Washington papers.

Pierpont Morgan Library

New York, NY
Papers: 1777. 1 item.

Rhode Island State Archives

Providence, RI
Papers: August 12, 1790; February 17, 1791. 2 items.

Rhode Island Historical Society

Providence, RI
Papers: 1776-1782. 6 autograph letters.
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