RICE, Thomas, (1768 - 1854)


RICE, Thomas, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Pownalborough (now Wiscasset), Maine (then a part of Massachusetts), March 30, 1768; was graduated from Harvard University in 1791; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Suffolk County, Mass., in 1794 and commenced practice in Winslow, Maine, the following year; appointed in 1807 by the supreme judicial court of Maine one of the examiners of counselors and attorneys for Kennebec County; member of the State house of representatives in 1814; elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Congresses (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1819); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1818 to the Sixteenth Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Winslow, Kennebec County, Maine, August 25, 1854; interment in Pine Grove Cemetery, Waterville, Maine.