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  Potter, Elisha R.
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NameElisha R. Potter
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, Rhode Island , United States
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Born November 05, 1764
DiedSeptember 26, 1835 (70 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedRBH
Jan 02, 2009 04:22pm
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InfoPOTTER, Elisha Reynolds, (father of Elisha Reynolds Potter [1811-1882]), a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Little Rest (now Kingston), R.I., November 5, 1764; learned the blacksmith’s trade and also engaged in agricultural pursuits; served as a private in the Revolutionary War; attended Plainfield Academy; studied law; was admitted to the bar about 1789 and commenced practice in South Kingstown Township, R.I.; member of the State house of representatives, 1793-1796 and served as speaker in 1795 and 1796; elected as a Federalist to the Fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Benjamin Bourn and served during the Fifth Congress (November 15, 1796-1797), until his resignation; again a member of the State house of representatives, 1798-1808 and speaker in 1802 and 1806-1808; elected to the Eleventh, Twelfth, and Thirteenth Congresses (March 4, 1809-March 3, 1815); from 1816 to 1835 was a member of the State house of representatives except the year 1818, when he was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Rhode Island; died in South Kingstown, R.I., September 26, 1835; interment in the family burial ground, Washington County, R.I.


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  08/27/1829 RI At-Large Lost 4.49% (-33.02%)
  10/30/1825 RI US Senate - Special Election Lost 44.44% (-8.64%)
  04/01/1818 RI Governor Lost 46.30% (-7.30%)
  08/25/1812 RI At-Large Won 29.22% (+0.00%)
  08/28/1810 RI At-Large Won 25.61% (+0.00%)
  08/30/1808 RI At-Large Won 26.37% (+0.00%)
  08/31/1802 RI At-Large Lost 19.36% (-11.20%)
  11/15/1796 RI At-Large-1st Representative Won 70.98% (+41.96%)
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