US -Cozzens, William Cole Sr. - Governor, RI

William Cole Cozzens Sr.:
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Born: August 26, 1811
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Birthplace: Newport Rhode Island
Father: Matthew Cozzens 1784 – 1870
Mother: Ann Nancy Cole 1784 – 1852

Wife: Martha Stanton Gould 1811 – 1896
(Buried: Island Cemetery Newport Rhode Island)

Children:
James G. Cozzens 1836 –
Henry W. Cozzens 1838 –
Susan F. Cozzens 1841 – 1884
Hannah T. Cozzens 1844 –
William Cole Cozzens Jr. 1846 –


Political Party: Democratic Party

Occupation before War:

Successful Businessman in Newport Rhode Island
President of Rhode Island Union Bank
1854 – 1855: Mayor of Newport Rhode Island

Civil War Career:
Successful Businessman in Newport Rhode Island
President of Rhode Island Union Bank
Rhode Island State Representative
Rhode Island State Senator
1863: President of Rhode Island State Senate
1863: Became Governor of Rhode Island after William Sprague resign.
1863: Governor of Rhode Island – (March 3rd​ – May 26th​)
1863: Unsuccessful Democratic Candidate for Governor.
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Occupation after War:
Successful Businessman in Newport Rhode Island
President of Rhode Island Union Bank


Died: December 17, 1876
Place of Death: Newport Rhode Island
Cause of Death: Typhoid Fever
Age at time of Death: 65 years old
Burial Place: Island Cemetery Newport Rhode Island
 
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