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Henry Bowen Anthony
“Father of the Senate”
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Born: April 1, 1815

Birthplace: Coventry, Rhode Island

Father: William Anthony 1775 – 1845
(Buried: Green – Anthony Lot, West Warwick, Rhode Island)​

Mother: Mary Kinnicut Greene 1785 – 1851
(Buried: Green – Anthony Lot, West Warwick, Rhode Island)​

Wife: Sarah Aborn Rhodes 1815 – 1854
(Buried: Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Rhode Island)​

Married: October 16, 1838

Children: None

Political Party: Whig Party, Know-Nothing Party, Republican Party

Education:


1833: Graduated from Brown University​

Occupation before War:
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1838: Editor of Providence Journal Newspaper​
1839 – 1884: Owner and Editor of Providence Journal Newspaper​
1849 – 1851: Governor of Rhode Island​
1859 – 1884: United States Senator from Rhode Island​

Civil War Career:

1839 – 1884: Owner and Editor of Providence Journal Newspaper​
1859 – 1884: United States Senator from Rhode Island​
1861 – 1865: Supporter of President Lincoln’s efforts to restore union.
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1861 – 1884: Senate Chairman of Printing Committee​
1861 – 1863: Chairman of Senate Public Buildings and Grounds Committee​
1862 – 1864: Chairman of Senate Republican Conference​
1864: Made an unsuccessful attempt to withdraw Ghost Amendment.​
1864: Voted in support of the 13th​ Amendment to U.S. Constitution.​

Occupation after War:

1839 – 1884: Owner and Editor of Providence Journal Newspaper​
1859 – 1884: United States Senator from Rhode Island​
1861 – 1884: Senate Chairman of Printing Committee​
1867 – 1871: Member of Senate Mines and Mining Committee​
1868: Voted in support of Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson​
1869 – 1873: President Pro Tempore of United States Senate.​
1870: The “Anthony Rule” was adopted for expedition of business.​
1871 – 1873: Member of Senate Revolutionary Claims Committee​
1875: President Pro Tempore of United States Senate.​
1883 – 1884: Senate Chairman of Revolutionary Claims Committee​

Died: September 2, 1884

Place of Death: Providence, Rhode Island

Cause of Death:
Uremic Convulsion

Age at time of Death: 69 years old

Burial Place: Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Rhode Island
 
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