STANTON, Joseph, Jr. (1739-1821)
Senate Years of Service: 1790-1793
STANTON, JOSEPH, JR., a Senator and a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Charlestown, R.I., July 19, 1739; served in the expedition against Canada in 1759; member, State house of representatives 1768-1774; served as colonel in the Revolutionary Army; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1790; elected to the United States Senate and served from June 12, 1790, to March 3, 1793; member, State house of representatives 1794-1800; elected as a Republican to the Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Congresses (March 4, 1801-March 3, 1807); died on December 15, 1821, in Lebanon, Conn.; interment in the family cemetery.
Papers: Ca. 10 items in various collections.
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Papers: 1 item (July 16, 1790) in Dreer collection; and 1 item (February 22, 1791) in Gratz collection.
Library of Congress
Papers: 2 items (June 29, 1790; March 3, 1791) in George Washington papers.
Pierpont Morgan Library
New York, NY
Papers: 1777. 1 item.
Rhode Island State Archives
Papers: August 12, 1790; February 17, 1791. 2 items.
Rhode Island Historical Society
Papers: 1776-1782. 6 autograph letters.