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  Durfee, Job
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NameJob Durfee
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, Rhode Island , United States
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Born September 20, 1790
Died July 26, 1847 (56 years)
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InfoDURFEE, Job, a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Tiverton, R.I., September 20, 1790; attended the common schools and was graduated from Brown University, Providence, R.I., in 1813; studied law; was admitted to the bar at Newport, R.I., in 1817 and commenced practice in Tiverton; member of the State house of representatives 1816-1820; elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress and reelected as an Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1825); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1824 to the Nineteenth Congress and for election in 1828 to the Twenty-first Congress; again a member of the State house of representatives 1826-1829 and served as speaker 1827-1829; declined to be a candidate for reelection; resumed the practice of law; elected associate justice of the State supreme court in 1833; chief justice of the State supreme court from June 1835 until his death in Tiverton, Newport County, R.I., July 26, 1847; interment in the family burying ground at Quaket Neck, near Tiverton, R.I.


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  10/29/1846 RI US Senate Lost 1.02% (-59.18%)
  08/27/1829 RI At-Large Lost 9.76% (-27.75%)
  11/25/1825 RI At-Large - Runoff Lost 43.02% (-13.88%)
  08/30/1825 RI At-Large Lost 23.38% (-4.40%)
  08/27/1822 RI At-Large Won 48.95% (+0.98%)
  08/29/1820 RI At-Large Won 31.45% (+5.93%)
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