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James Fenner

James Fenner

James Fenner was an American politician who served as an United States Senator as well as the seventh, 11th and 17th Governor of Rhode Island. He was the son of Arthur Fenner, the fourth governor of Rhode Island. Fenner was born in Providence, Rhode Island. He graduated from Brown University in 1789, and was married to Sarah Whipple Jenckes on 17 November 1792. He served as United States senator from 1805 to 1807, then gave up his senatorship to become Governor of Rhode Island, two years after his father died in office. Fenner served as governor from 1807 to 1811, from 1824 to 1831, and from 1843 to 1845. Fenner was elected to his first two terms as a Democratic-Republican and as his t ... more on Wikipedia

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