|Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives |
from Massachusetts's 18th district
March 4, 1815 –March 3, 1819
|Preceded by||John Wilson|
|Succeeded by||James Parker|
|Member of the|
Massachusetts House of Representatives
|Born||March 30, 1768|
Pownalborough, Massachusetts (now Wiscasset, Maine)
|Died||June 23, 1832 64) (aged|
|Resting place||Pine Grove Cemetery, Waterville, Maine|
|Spouse(s)||Sarah Swan, d. 26 September 1840;|
Susanna Greene m. 16 February 1841, d. December 1, 1879.
|Children||Thomas Rice, III.,|
Rebecca Rice (Parker)
Thomas Rice (March 30, 1768 – August 25, 1854) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from Massachusetts's 18th congressional district
March 4, 1815-March 3, 1819
|Preceded by|| Member of the|
Massachusetts House of Representatives