Rhode Island Delegation

This is one of the 45 delegations in the convention, accounting for 6 of 449 people who took part.

Members (6):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Henry B. Anthony Visualize (1 April, 1815 -- 2 September, 1884) Anthony was an American editor and politician. Born in Coventry, R.I., Anthony was the editor of the Providence Journal in 1838, later becoming one of its owners. Anthony was elected Governor of Rhode Island in 1849 and was reelected in 1850. Anthony was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1858 and reelected in 1864, 1870, 1876 and 1882. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Rhode Island Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Rhode Island Delegation (United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act) , Rhode Island Delegation (This negotiation) , Rhode Island Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Rhode Island Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)
William D. Brayton Visualize (November 6, 1815 — June 30, 1887) William Daniel Brayton, a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Warwick, Kent County, R.I., November 6, 1815; attended Kent Academy in East Greenwich and Kingston Academy; spent two years in Brown University, Providence, R.I.; engaged in mercantile pursuits; major of the Fourth Regiment of Rhode Island Militia in the Dorr Rebellion; town clerk of Warwick in 1844; member of the town council; member of the State house of representatives in 1841 and 1851; served in the State senate in 1848 and 1853; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861); chairman, Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Thirty-sixth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1860 to the Thirty-seventh Congress; appointed collector of internal revenue for the second district of Rhode Island in 1862 and served until 1871, when he resigned; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1872; for a number of years in charge of the money-order division of the Providence post office; died in Providence, R.I., June 30, 1887; interment in Brayton Cemetery, Apponaug, R.I. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/B000779] Rhode Island Delegation (This negotiation)
George H. Browne Visualize (January 11, 1811 — September 26, 1885) George Huntington Browne, a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Gloucester, R.I., January 6, 1811; attended the public schools and was graduated from Brown University in 1840; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1843 and commenced practice in Providence, R.I.; elected a representative to the so-called "Charter'' General Assembly of Rhode Island in 1842; at the same time was elected a representative to what was termed the "Suffrage'' legislature and attended the latter; member of the general assembly under the constitution 1849-1852; appointed United States district attorney in 1852 and served until 1861 when he resigned; delegate to the Charleston and Baltimore Democratic National Conventions in 1860; delegate to the peace convention held in Washington, D.C., in 1861 in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; elected as a candidate of the Democratic and Constitutional Union Parties to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1862 to the Thirty-eighth Congress; declined the appointment as Governor of the Territory of Arizona in 1861; entered the Union Army as colonel of the Twelfth Regiment, Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry, October 13, 1862, and served throughout the Civil War; member of the State senate in 1872 and 1873; elected chief justice of the supreme court of Rhode Island in May 1874 but declined the office; died in Providence, R.I., September 26, 1885; interment in Swan Point Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/B000956] Rhode Island Delegation (This negotiation)
Christopher Robinson Visualize (May 15, 1806 — October 3, 1889) Christopher Robinson, a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Providence, R.I., on May 15, 1806; was graduated from Brown University, Providence, R.I., in 1825; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1833 and commenced practice in Woonsocket, R.I.; attorney general of Rhode Island in 1854; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); unsuccessful candidate for reelection; Minister to Peru 1861-1866; delegate from Rhode Island to the Loyalist Convention held in Philadelphia in 1866; died in Woonsocket, R.I., October 3, 1889; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/R000333] Rhode Island Delegation (This negotiation)
William P. Sheffield Visualize (August 30, 1820 — June 2, 1907) William Paine Sheffield, (father of William Paine Sheffield), a Representative and a Senator from Rhode Island; born in New Shoreham, Block Island, Newport County, R.I., August 30, 1820; completed preparatory studies; attended Kingston Academy, Rhode Island, and graduated from the law department of Harvard University in 1843; admitted to the bar in 1844 and commenced practice in Newport, R.I.; delegate to the State constitutional conventions in 1841 and 1842; member, State house of representatives 1842-1845, 1849-1853, 1857-1861; moved to Tiverton, R.I.; returned to Newport, R.I.; elected as a Union candidate to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); resumed the practice of law; appointed in 1871 one of the commissioners to revise the State laws; member, State house of representatives 1875-1884; appointed as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry B. Anthony and served from November 19, 1884, to January 20, 1885; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Newport, R.I., June 2, 1907; interment in the Island Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/S000319] Rhode Island Delegation (United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act) , Rhode Island Delegation (This negotiation)
James F. Simmons Visualize (September 10, 1795 — July 10, 1864) James Fowler Simmons, a Senator from Rhode Island; born on a farm near Little Compton, Newport County, R.I., September 10, 1795; attended a private school in Newport, R.I.; moved to Providence, R.I., in 1812; employed in various manufacturing concerns in Rhode Island and Massachusetts; engaged in the manufacture of yarn at Simmonsville, N.H., in 1822; moved to Johnston, R.I., in 1827 and resumed the manufacture of yarns and engaged in agricultural pursuits; member, State house of representatives 1828-1841; elected as a Whig to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1841, to March 3, 1847; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1846 and for election in 1850 to the United States Senate; chairman, Committee on Manufactures (Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses), Committee on Printing (Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses); returned to Johnston, R.I., and resumed his former pursuits; again elected to the United States Senate as a Republican and served from March 4, 1857, to September 5, 1862, when he resigned; chairman, Committee on Patents and the Patent Office (Thirty-seventh Congress); resumed his former manufacturing pursuits; died in Johnston, R.I., July 10, 1864; interment in North End Cemetery, Providence, R.I. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/S000417] Rhode Island Delegation (This negotiation)