BISHOP, Phanuel, (1739 - 1812)


BISHOP, Phanuel, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Rehoboth, Mass., September 3, 1739; attended the common schools; was an innkeeper; served in the State senate 1787-1791; member of the State house of representatives in 1792, 1793, 1797, and 1798; elected as a Republican to the Sixth through Ninth Congresses (March 4, 1799-March 3, 1807); died in Rehoboth, Mass., January 6, 1812; interment in Old Cemetery, Rumford, East Providence, R.I.