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Lemuel Hastings Arnold

In office
May 4, 1831 – May 1, 1833
Lieutenant Charles Collins
Preceded by James Fenner
Succeeded by John Brown Francis

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Rhode Island's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847
Preceded by James Fenner
Succeeded by John Brown Francis

Born January 29, 1792
St. Johnsbury, Vermont
Died June 27, 1852 (aged 60)
South Kingstown, Rhode Island
Resting place Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Rhode Island
Political party Whig
Alma mater Dartmouth College
Profession Law

Lemuel Hastings Arnold (January 29, 1792 – June 27, 1852) was the Governor of the State of Rhode Island, as well as a U.S. Congressman.[1]

He was born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1811, studied law, was admitted to the bar and began his law practice in Providence, Rhode Island.[1]

A member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives from 1826 to 1831,[1] he was then elected Governor of Rhode Island and served in that position from 1831 to 1833. Arnold also served as a member of the Rhode Island Executive Council during the Dorr Rebellion from 1842 to 1843. Following an unsuccessful attempt for a seat in the United States Senate in 1845, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives as a member of the Whig Party and served one term from 1845 to 1847. [2]

After leaving politics, he practiced law in South Kingstown, Rhode Island until his death. He was buried in Swan Point Cemetery in Providence.

His son, Richard Arnold, was a brigadier general in the Union Army during the Civil War. [2] His daughter, Sally Lyman Arnold, was married to Union Brig. Gen. Isaac P. Rodman, who was mortally wounded at the Battle of Antietam. [3]

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Political offices
Preceded by
James Fenner
Governor of Rhode Island
1831 – 1833
Succeeded by
John Brown Francis
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Elisha R. Potter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Benjamin Babock Thurston


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