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 Richard Ward

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Richard Ward Famous memorial

Birth
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 21 Aug 1763 (aged 74)
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Memorial ID 15052354 View Source

Colonial Governor. He served as Rhode Island Attorney General from 1712 to 1713, as Deputy and Clerk of the Rhode Island Colonial Assembly in 1714, and as Recorder of the same from 1714 to 1730. He was Deputy Governor of Rhode Island under Governor John Wanton in 1740, and became Governor upon Wanton's death in July 1740, holding the office until 1743. He was the father of Samuel Ward who also served as Colonial Governor of Rhode Island.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Jen Snoots
  • Added: 26 Jul 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 15052354
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/15052354/richard-ward : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Ward (15 Apr 1689–21 Aug 1763), Find a Grave Memorial ID 15052354, citing Common Burying Ground, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .