The New International Encyclopædia/Anthony, Henry Bowen

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ANTHONY, Henry Bowen (1815-84). An American journalist and legislator. He was born at Coventry, R. I., and graduated at Brown University in 1833. He became editor of the Providence Journal in 1838, and continued as such for more than twenty years. In 1849, and again in 1850, he was elected Governor of Rhode Island, on the Whig ticket. He was a Republican member of the United States Senate from 1859 until his death, and served twice (1863 and 1871) as president pro tem. A collection of his historical and memorial addresses was printed for private circulation in 1S75. He bequeathed to Brown University the Harris collection of American poetry, containing about 6000 volumes. See the Anthony Memorial (1886), a catalogue of the collection, with a sketch of the donor.