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Encyclopedia > John Brown Francis

John Brown Francis (May 31, 1791 - August 9, 1864) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he attended the common schools of Providence, Rhode Island and graduated from Brown University in 1808. He engaged in mercantile pursuits, attended the Litchfield Law School, and was admitted to the bar but never practiced. Francis was a member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives from 1821 to 1829 and a member of the board of trustees of Brown University from 1828 to 1857. He was a member of the Rhode Island Senate in 1831 and 1842, and was Governor of Rhode Island from 1833 to 1838. May 31 is the 151st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (152nd in leap years), with 214 days remaining. ... 1791 (MDCCXCI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Nickname: Beehive of Industry, The Renaissance City Location in Rhode Island Coordinates: Country United States State Rhode Island County Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline (D) Area    - City 20. ... Brown University is a private university located in Providence, Rhode Island. ... Litchfield is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut. ... A bar association is a body of lawyers who, in some jurisdictions, are responsible for the regulation of the legal profession. ... The Rhode Island House of Representatives is the lower body of the Rhode Island General Assembly, and consists of 75 members. ... The Rhode Island Senate chamber in the State Capitol The Rhode Island Senate is the upper house of the Rhode Island General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. State of Rhode Island. ... List of Rhode Island Governors Nicholas Cooke None 1775-1778 William Greene None 1778-1786 John Collins None 1786-1790 Arthur Fenner Anti-Federalist 1790-1805 Henry Smith Unknown 1805-1806 Isaac Wilbur Unknown 1806-1807 James Fenner Dem. ...


From 1841 to 1854, Francis was chancellor of Brown University; he was elected as a Whig to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William Sprague and served from January 25, 1844, to March 3, 1845. He was not a candidate for reelection; while in the Senate, he was chairman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills (Twenty-eighth Congress). For other articles with similar names, see Chancellor (disambiguation). ... The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. ... William Sprague may refer to William Sprague (1799-1856), politician from Rhode Island, uncle of William Sprague (1830-1915) William Sprague (1809-1868), politician from Michigan William Sprague (1830-1915), politician from Rhode Island, nephew of William Sprague (1799-1856) William Peter Sprague (1827-1899), politician from Ohio This is... January 25 is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


Francis was a member of the Rhode Island Senate from 1845 to 1856, and then retired from public life and engaged in agricultural pursuits until his death at "Spring Green," Warwick, Rhode Island, in 1864; interment was in North Burial Ground, Providence. The Rhode Island Senate chamber in the State Capitol The Rhode Island Senate is the upper house of the Rhode Island General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. State of Rhode Island. ... Warwick is a city in Kent County, Rhode Island, United States. ... The North Burial Ground is a 110-acre cemetery in Providence, Rhode Island, dating to 1700. ...


Francis' grandfather, John Brown, was a U.S. Representative from Rhode Island and a member of the family for whom Brown University was named. John Brown (1736–1803) was an American merchant and statesman from Providence, Rhode Island. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ...


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Preceded by
William Sprague
United States Senator (Class 1) from Rhode Island
1844–1845
Succeeded by
Albert C. Greene

 
 

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