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Robert Rantoul, Jr.

Born: Aug 5, 1805

Death: Aug 7, 1852

Birthplace: Beverly

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Robert Rantoul, Jr.

Date of Birth : Aug 5, 1805
Date of Death : Aug 7, 1852
Birth Place : Beverly

Robert Rantoul, Jr. was an American lawyer and politician from Massachusetts. Rantoul was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, the commission to revise the laws of Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Board of Education. He was the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. He was elected in 1850 to the United States House of Representatives for the 32nd Congress. Before his term there began, he was named as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Robert Charles Winthrop, who had been appointed after the resignation of Daniel Webster and resigned when he failed to win election to a full term. Rantoul served in the Senate from February 1, 1851 to March 4, 1851, and then in the House from March 4, 1851, until his death. He was buried in Central Cemetery, Beverly, Massachusetts. Rantoul had a wife, Jane Elizabeth Woodbury, and two children, Robert S. Rantoul and Charles W. Rantoul.


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