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William Daniel Brayton

  • Birth 6 Nov 1815 Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Death 30 Jun 1887 Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Burial Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Memorial ID 6946763

U.S. Congressman. He attended Kent Academy, Brown University and engaged in mercantile pursuits. He was a Major in the 4th Regiment of Rhode Island Militia and served in the Dorr Rebellion. He was a member of the Warwick town council in 1844, a member of the Rhode Island State House of Representatives, (1841, 51) and served in the Rhode Island State Senate, (1848, 53). In 1857, he was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses, serving until 1861. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he was a Internal Revenue tax collector for the second district of Rhode Island, (1862-71) and was in charge of the money-order division of the Providence Post Office, until his death at age 71.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 23 Nov 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6946763
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Daniel Brayton (6 Nov 1815–30 Jun 1887), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6946763, citing Brayton Cemetery, Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .