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Samuel Willard Bridgham
Birth: May 4, 1774
Seekonk
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Dec. 28, 1840
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA

Providence Mayor. A 1794 graduate of Brown University, he became a lawyer before entering state politics. He served nineteen terms in the Rhode Island General Assembly, two of those as Speaker. He also served as Attorney General of Rhode Island for four years. When Providence became a city, he was elected its first Mayor. He served in that office from 1832 until his death in 1840, concentrating his efforts on the causes of free public education and helping the poor. Outside of politics, he served nineteen years as a trustee and twelve years as Chancellor of his alma mater, Brown, and for nineteen years as the President of the Benevolent Congregational Society in Providence.  (bio by: Jen Snoots) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Paine Bridgham (1776 - 1853)*
 
 Children:
  Joseph Bridgham (____ - 1865)*
  Eliza Bridgham Patten (1799 - 1882)*
  Abby Bridgham Little (1803 - 1840)*
  Samuel Fales Bridgham (1805 - 1807)*
  Samuel Bridgham (1813 - 1870)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
North Burial Ground
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Plot: AO-03906
 
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Originally Created by: Jen Snoots
Record added: Aug 28, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11630013
Samuel Willard Bridgham
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Samuel Willard Bridgham
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Samuel Willard Bridgham
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