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Christopher Grant Champlin

In office
June 26, 1809 – October 2, 1811
Preceded by Francis Malbone
Succeeded by William Hunter

In office
March 4, 1797 – March 3, 1801
Preceded by Francis Malbone
Succeeded by Thomas Tillinghast

Born April 29, 1768
Newport, Rhode Island
Died March 18, 1840
Newport, Rhode Island
Resting place Common Burial Ground
Political party Federalist
Alma mater Harvard College
College of St. Omer

Christopher Grant Champlin (April 12, 1768 – March 18, 1840) was a United States Representative and Senator from Rhode Island. Born in Newport, he completed preparatory studies, was graduated from Harvard College in 1786, and continued his studies at the College of St. Omer in France.

Champlin was elected as a Federalist to the Fifth and Sixth Congresses (March 4, 1797 – March 3, 1801). He engaged in mercantile pursuits, and was later elected to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Francis Malbone and served from June 26, 1809, to October 2, 1811, when he resigned.

Champlin served as captain of the Newport Artillery Company from 1815 to 1818. He was president of the Rhode Island Bank until a short time before his death in Newport in 1840; interment was in Common Burial Ground.


United States Senate
Preceded by
Francis Malbone
United States Senator (Class 1) from Rhode Island
Served alongside: Elisha Mathewson, Jeremiah B. Howell
Succeeded by
William Hunter


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