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William L. Hunter

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WILLIAM L. HUNTER: a distinguished member of the family in America, died at Newport, Rhode Island, in 1849, aged seventy-five. He graduated at Brown University in 1791. He was admitted to the bar, at Newport, at the age of twenty-one. In 1799 he entered the State Legislature, and served at various times until 1811, when he became a Senator in Congress, in which office he remained until 1821. In 1834 he was appointed charge in Brazil, and continued there, as minister until 1844, when he returned to Newport, and resided there until his death.


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