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PENDLETON, James Monroe (1822-1889)

PENDLETON, JAMES MONROE, a Representative from Rhode Island; born in North Stonington, New London County, Conn., January 10, 1822; attended school in North Stonington and Suffield, Conn.; moved to Westerly, R.I., and engaged in mercantile pursuits and later in the insurance business and banking; served in the State senate 1862-1865; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1868; elected as a Republican to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1875); unsuccessful for reelection in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress; member of the State house of representatives 1879-1884; chairman of the State board of charities and corrections 1884-1889; died in Westerly, R.I., February 16, 1889; interment in River Bend Cemetery.

Westerly Public Library
Westerly, RI
Papers: 1 manuscript.
Unpublished biography by his wife.