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Melville Bull

Born: Sep 29, 1854

Death: Jul 5, 1909

Birthplace: Newport

Nationality: United States

Melville Bull

Date of Birth : Sep 29, 1854
Date of Death : Jul 5, 1909
Birth Place : Newport

Melville Bull was a U.S. Representative from Rhode Island. Born in Newport, Rhode Island, Bull attended Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire, and graduated from Harvard University in 1877. He was then involved in farming in the vicinity of Newport. He served as member of the State house of representatives from 1883 to 1885 and as a state senator from 1885 to 1892. He served as member of the Republican State central committee and served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1888. He also served as Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island from 1892 to 1894 under Governor D. Russell Brown. Bull was a charter member of the Rhode Island Society of Colonial Wars in 1897. Bull was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses. He served as chairman of the Committee on Accounts. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1902 to the Fifty-eighth Congress. He lived in Middletown, Rhode Island until his death on July 5, 1909 and was interred in Island Cemetery, Newport, Rhode Island.

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