James Burrill Jr.

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James Burrill Jr.
from a portrait miniature by Edward Greene Malbone
United States Senator
from Rhode Island
In office
March 4, 1817 – December 25, 1820
Preceded byJeremiah B. Howell
Succeeded byNehemiah R. Knight
31st Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court
In office
Preceded byDaniel Lyman
Succeeded byTristam Burges
45th Attorney General of Rhode Island
In office
GovernorArthur Fenner
Henry Smith
Isaac Wilbour
James Fenner
William Jones
Preceded byRay Greene
Succeeded bySamuel W. Bridgham
Personal details
Born(1772-04-25)April 25, 1772
Providence, Rhode Island
DiedDecember 25, 1820(1820-12-25) (aged 48)
Washington, D.C.
Political partyFederalist
Alma materBrown University 1788

James Burrill Jr. (April 25, 1772 – December 25, 1820) was a Federalist-party United States senator representing the state of Rhode Island. He served in the senate from 1817 until 1820. He graduated from the College of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (the former name of Brown University) at Providence in 1788.

Burill was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1815.[1]

The town of Burrillville, Rhode Island, is named for him. His grandson is the American writer and public speaker, George William Curtis.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Allen, Zachariah (1875), "Memoir of James Burrill, Esq.", Proceedings of the Rhode Island Historical Society, pp. 16–20

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Legal offices
Preceded by Attorney General of Rhode Island
Succeeded by
U.S. Senate
Preceded by U.S. senator (Class 2) from Rhode Island
Served alongside: William Hunter
Succeeded by