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John Lester Hubbard Chafee, Secretary of the Navy, Senator, Governor

John Lester Hubbard Chafee, Secretary of the Navy, Senator, Governor

Male 1922 - 1999  (77 years)

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  • Name John Lester Hubbard Chafee 
    Suffix Secretary of the Navy, Senator, Governor 
    Born 22 Oct 1922  , , Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Oct 1999  Bethesda, Montgomery, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Chafee Lot (Family farm), Ives Road, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I94269  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2006 

    Father John Sharpe Chafee,   b. 11 Jul 1896, , , Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1984, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Janet Melissa Hunter,   b. 14 Apr 1897, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1977, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1919  , , Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F39660  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Virginia Coates 
    Married Abt 1950 
    Children 
     1. Lincoln Davenport Chafee, Senator,   b. 26 Mar 1953, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F39665  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Oct 1922 - , , Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Oct 1999 - Bethesda, Montgomery, Maryland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Chafee Lot (Family farm), Ives Road, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: "Descendants of Louisa Dexter," descendancy chart from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 22 Jul 2004. Cites Social Security Death Index (birth); "The Providence Journal" (marriage, burial).

      GOVERNMENT: Secretary of the Navy, 1969-1972; Republican Governor of Rhode Island, 1962-1969; U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, 1977-1999.

      !BIOGRAPHY: "CHAFEE, John Hubbard, (father of Lincoln Chafee), a Senator from Rhode Island; born in Providence, Providence County, R.I., October 22, 1922; graduated, Deerfield (Mass.) Academy 1940; graduated, Yale University 1947 and Harvard Law School 1950; admitted to the Rhode Island bar in 1950 and commenced practice in Providence; served in United States Marine Corps 1942-1945, 1951-1953; served in Rhode Island house of representatives 1957-1963; Governor of Rhode Island 1963-1969; Secretary of the Navy in the Cabinet of President Richard Nixon 1969-1972; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1972; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in November 1976 for the term commencing January 3, 1977; subsequently appointed by the Governor, December 29, 1976, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Pastore for the term ending January 3, 1977; reelected in 1982, 1988, and 1994, and served until his death of heart failure on October 24, 1999; Senate Republican Conference chairman (1985-1991), Committee on Environment and Public Works (1995-1999); interment in family plot; posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on August 9, 2000." --Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present (http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000269)


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