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Preceded by  Theodore Foster
Preceded by  Daniel Owen
Succeeded by  Benjamin Howland
Governor  Arthur Fenner

Preceded by  George Brown
Name  Samuel Potter
Governor  Arthur Fenner
Resigned  October 14, 1804
Born  June 29, 1753 South Kingston Township, Rhode Island (1753-06-29)
Role  Former United States Senator
Died  October 14, 1804, Washington, D.C., United States
Party  Democratic-Republican Party

Political party  Democratic-Republican
Previous office  Senator (RI) 1803–1804

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.


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