Anthony, Henry Bowen

Life Span
to
Full name
Henry Bowen Anthony
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
No. of Spouses
1
No. of Children
0
Family
William Anthony (father), Mary Kinnicutt Greene (mother), Sarah Aborn Rhodes (wife, 1838)
Education
Other
Other Education
Brown University, Providence, RI
Occupation
Politician
Journalist
Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Political Parties
Whig
Republican
American Party (Know Nothings or Nativists)
Other Affiliations
Nativists (Know Nothings)
Government
US Senate
Governor

Henry Bowen Anthony (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
ANTHONY, Henry Bowen, a Senator from Rhode Island; born in Coventry, R.I., April 1, 1815; attended a private school in Providence, R.I.; graduated from Brown University in 1833; editor of the Providence Journal in 1838, and afterwards became one of its owners; elected Governor of Rhode Island in 1849 and reelected in 1850; declined to be a candidate for renomination; resumed editorial pursuits; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1858, reelected in 1864, 1870, 1876 and 1882, and served from March 4, 1859, until his death in Providence, R.I., on September 2, 1884; President pro tempore of the Senate (Forty-first to Forty-third Congresses); chairman, Republican Conference (Thirty-seventh to Forty-eighth Congresses), Committee on Printing (Thirty-seventh to Forty-ninth Congresses), Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Forty-second and Forty-eighth Congresses); interment in Swan Point Cemetery in Providence.
"Anthony, Henry Bowen," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=A000262.
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