Christopher Ellery

Christopher Ellery

Birth
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 2 Dec 1840 (aged 72)
Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Memorial ID 6946877 · View Source
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U.S. Senator. He graduated from Yale College in 1787, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Newport, Rhode Island. There he was clerk of the superior court of Newport County, (1794-98). In 1801, he was elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Ray Greene, serving until 1805. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he was appointed by President Thomas Jefferson as United States commissioner of loans at Providence, appointed by President Thomas Jefferson as United States commissioner of loans at Providence, Rhode Island, in 1806 and appointed collector of customs at Newport, Rhode Island, serving (1820-34). He died at age 72 in Newport, Rhode Island.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Christopher Ellery (1 Nov 1768–2 Dec 1840), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6946877, citing Island Cemetery, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .