Samuel J. Potter
|Samuel John Potter|
|United States Senator
from Rhode Island
March 4, 1803 – October 14, 1804
|Preceded by||Theodore Foster|
|Succeeded by||Benjamin Howland|
June 29, 1753|
South Kingston Township, Rhode Island
|Died||October 14, 1804
Born in South Kingston Township, Potter completed preparatory studies, studied law, and was admitted to the bar and practiced. He was deputy governor of Rhode Island from 1790 to 1799 (during which time the office was renamed lieutenant Governor) and again from 1800 to 1803. He was also a presidential elector in 1792 and 1796.
Potter was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the U.S. Senate and served from March 4, 1803, until his death in Washington, D.C. on October 14, 1804. Interment was in the family burial ground, Kingston (formerly Little Rest), Washington County, Rhode Island.
|United States Senate|
|United States Senator (Class 1) from Rhode Island
Served alongside: Christopher Ellery