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Joseph Leonard Tillinghast
Birth: May 18, 1790
Taunton
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Dec. 30, 1844
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA

US Congressman. Cousin of Congressman Thomas Tillinghast, 1742-1821. Representative from Rhode Island; was born in Taunton, Mass., in 1791; moved to Rhode Island and pursued classical studies; published the Providence Gazette in 1809; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1811 and began practice in Providence, R.I.; member of the State house of representatives 1826-1833, serving as speaker 1829-1832; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-sixth, and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1843); was not a candidate for renomination; trustee of Brown University at Providence 1833-1844; died in Providence, R.I., December 30, 1844. 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Tillinghast (1765 - 1804)
 
 Spouse:
  Rebecca Power Tillinghast (1790 - 1860)*
 
 Children:
  Amelia Clussman Tillinghast Gaston (1815 - 1842)*
  Nicholas Power Tillinghast (1817 - 1869)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
North Burial Ground
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Plot: AA-00100
 
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Record added: Nov 23, 2002
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