HOWELL, Jeremiah Brown, (1771 - 1822)

Senate Years of Service: 1811-1817
Party: Democratic Republican

Rhode Island Historical Society

HOWELL, Jeremiah Brown, (son of David Howell), a Senator from Rhode Island; born in Providence, R.I., August 28, 1771; attended private schools; pursued classical studies and graduated from Brown University, Providence, R.I., in 1789; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1793 and commenced practice in Providence; brigadier general in the State militia; elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1811, to March 3, 1817; was not a candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on Pensions (Fourteenth Congress); died in Providence, R.I., February 5, 1822; interment in North Burial Ground.