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Christopher G. Champlin

Christopher G. Champlin

Christopher Grant Champlin was a United States Representative and Senator from Rhode Island. He was born in Newport, the oldest child and only son of the merchant ship owner Christopher Champlin. His uncle George Champlin was a member of the Rhode Island Legislature; his niece Elizabeth married Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. After completing preparatory studies, Champlin entered Harvard College, from which he graduated in 1786, then going on to continue his studies at the College of St. Omer in France. On his return, he settled in New York, where he lost a fortune speculating in the stock market. He returned to Newport and married Martha Redwood Ellery in 1793. They had one child, a so ... more on Wikipedia

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