Phanuel Bishop

Phanuel Bishop (September 3, 1739 – January 6, 1812) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Rehoboth in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, he attended the common schools, was an innkeeper, and served in the Massachusetts State Senate from 1787 to 1791. He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1792, 1793, 1797, and 1798, and was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Sixth through Ninth Congresses, serving from March 4, 1799 to March 3, 1807. He died in Rehoboth, Mass; interment was in Old Cemetery, Rumford, Rhode Island.

Phanuel Bishop
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts
In office
March 4, 1799 – March 3, 1807
Preceded byStephen Bullock (7th)
Joseph Bradley Varnum (9th)
Succeeded byNahum Mitchell (7th)
Josiah Dean (9th)
Constituency7th district (1799–1803)
9th district (1803–07)
Member of the
Massachusetts Senate
In office
1788–1790
Preceded byEph. Starkweather
Succeeded byDavid Perry
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
1792
1793
1797
1798
Personal details
Born(1739-09-03)September 3, 1739
Rehoboth, Province of Massachusetts Bay, British America
DiedJanuary 6, 1812(1812-01-06) (aged 72)
Rehoboth, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic-Republican

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Phanuel Bishop (id: B000488)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Stephen Bullock
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 7th congressional district

March 4, 1799 – March 3, 1803
Succeeded by
Nahum Mitchell
Preceded by
Joseph B. Varnum
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1807
Succeeded by
Josiah Dean