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HOWLAND, Benjamin, senator, born in Riverton, Rhode Island, in 1756; died there, 9 May, 1821. He was educated at the public schools, was a member of the state general assembly, and also held several local offices. He was elected a United States senator from Rhode Island, as a Democrat, to fill the uncompleted term of Samuel J. Potter, deceased, and served from 3 December, 1804, till 3 March, 1807.
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