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Daniel J Owen

  • Birth 1732 Chepachet, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Death 21 Oct 1812 Rhode Island, USA
  • Burial Glocester, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Memorial ID 21479688

Cemetery located: GLOCESTER RI- 15 ft west of VICTORY HIGHWAY - ROUTE #102 at TEL pole # 207

The Honorable Mr. Owen held the post of Deputy Governor for Rhode Island from 1786 to 1790. He acted as member and president of the conventions that met at South Kingstown in March, 1790 and at Newport the following May, that adopted the Constitution of the United States. In his capacity as Convention President, Honorable Daniel Owen duly informed President Washington, by letter, that Rhode Island had accepted the Constitution - the last state to do so.
Mr. Owen served as Deputy to the Rhode Island General Assembly in 1775 and 1776. He was a member of the committee chosen to procure gold and silver enough for the State to use in the "Canada" War. He was one of the petitioners of the General Assembly for the "exclusive privilege" of a coinage for this colony of the first United States cent which was granted in 1787.


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  • Created by: bjs
  • Added: 10 Sep 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21479688
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel J Owen (1732–21 Oct 1812), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21479688, citing Public Cemetery, Glocester, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by bjs (contributor 46935941) .