Simmons, James Fowler, 1795-1864

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Dates:
Birth 1795-09-10
Death 1864-07-10

Biographical notes:

U.S. senator from R.I.

From the description of James Fowler Simmons : papers, 1841-1842. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49337952

Manufacturer, political leader, and U.S. senator from Rhode Island.

From the description of James Fowler Simmons papers, 1771-1939 (bulk 1840-1860). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82604722

Rhode Island Senator.

From the description of Letter to his wife [manuscript] 1841 July 2. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647956694

Biographical Note

  • 1795, Sept. 10: Born near Little Compton, R.I.
  • 1820: Married Eliza Randall (died 1833)
  • 1822: In Simmonsville, N.H., manufacturing yarns
  • 1827: Moved to Johnson, R.I.; engaged in the manufacture of yarns and in agricultural pursuits
  • 1829 - 1841 : Representative, Rhode Island general assembly
  • 1835: Married Sarah Scott Whipple
  • 1841 - 1847 : United States senator from Rhode Island
  • 1842: Appointed chairman, Senate Committee on Manufacturing
  • 1847: Returned to Johnston, R.I., and resumed his former pursuits
  • 1857 - 1862 : Served in United States Senate
  • 1864, July 10: Died, Johnston, R.I.

From the guide to the James Fowler Simmons Papers, 1771-1939, (bulk 1840-1860), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Yarn
  • Slavery--United States
  • Cotton manufacture
  • Presidents--Election--1860
  • Elections--1860
  • Manufacturing industries--United States
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Bounties--United States
  • Cotton manufacture--Rhode Island
  • Presidents--United States--Election--1860
  • Slavery
  • Dorr Rebellion, 1842
  • Elections--United States--1860
  • Textile industry--Rhode Island
  • Tariff--United States
  • International trade
  • Tariff
  • Bounties
  • Textile industry

Occupations:

  • Senators, U.S. Congress--Rhode Island
  • Industrialists
  • Politicians

Places:

  • Washington (D.C.) (as recorded)
  • Rhode Island (as recorded)
  • Texas (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Rhode Island (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Texas (as recorded)