|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
Pownalborough,Massachusetts Bay,British America (now Wiscasset,Maine)
|Died||June 23,1832 64) (aged|
|Resting place||Pine Grove Cemetery,Waterville,Maine|
|Spouse(s)||Sarah Swan,d. September 26,1840;|
Susanna Greene m. February 16,1841,d. December 1,1879.
Rebecca Rice (Parker)
Thomas Rice (March 30,1768 –August 25,1854) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.
Thomas Rice was born March 30,1768 in Pownalborough in the Province of Massachusetts Bay (now known as Wiscasset,Maine),to Thomas Rice and Rebecca (Kingsbury) Rice. He graduated from Harvard University in 1791. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in Suffolk County,Massachusetts,in 1794 and commenced practice in Winslow in Massachusetts' District of Maine,the following year. Thomas Rice married Sarah Swan on October 22,1796. He was appointed in 1807 by the supreme judicial court of Maine one of the examiners of counselors and attorneys for Kennebec County. He served as member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1814.
Rice was elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Congresses (March 4,1815 –March 3,1819). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1818 to the Sixteenth Congress. He resumed the practice of law. After Sarah Swan Rice died September 26,1840,Rice remarried to Susanna Greene,daughter of Col R. H. Greene,on February 16,1841 at Winslow,Maine. To this marriage,he had a son,Thomas III,who was born in 1843. He died in Winslow,Maine,on August 25,1854. He was interred at Pine Grove Cemetery,Waterville,Maine.
Thomas Rice was a direct descendant of Edmund Rice an early immigrant to Massachusetts Bay Colony as follows:
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