| Theodore Foster|
| George Brown|
October 14, 1804
| June 29, 1753
South Kingston Township, Rhode Island (1753-06-29) |
Former United States Senator
October 14, 1804, Washington, D.C., United States
Senator (RI) 1803–1804
Samuel J. Potter Wikipedia
Samuel John Potter (June 29, 1753 – October 14, 1804) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island and was a prominent Country Party anti-Federalist leader.
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.