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 Samuel Willard Bridgham

Samuel Willard Bridgham

Birth
Seekonk, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 28 Dec 1840 (aged 66)
Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Plot AO-03906
Memorial ID 11630013 · View Source
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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


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  • Originally Created by: Jen Snoots
  • Added: 28 Aug 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11630013
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Willard Bridgham (4 May 1774–28 Dec 1840), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11630013, citing North Burial Ground, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .