Inductees from 1975

 
  1. John Nicholas Brown (1900-1979)

    Categories: Artists & Painters, Education & Universities, Famous RI Families, Government & Politics, Historians/Historical Accounts, Preservation, Military

    John Nicholas Brown, 1900-1979, was a former assistant Secretary of the Navy for Air, senior fellow at Brown University and a director of the Smithsonian Institution. He directed the search and recovery of the works of art stolen by the Nazis for which he was decorated by the French and Belgian governments. Read more >

  2. Manuel Gorriaran (1938-2012)

    Categories: Civic Leaders, Industry - General, Philanthropists, Sports - Other

    Manuel Gorriaran, 1938-2012, was a sportsman, philanthropist, industrialist, and a Pan-American-World Olympic Wrestling Team manager. He was a member of the Helms Hall of Fame, won the International Amateur Wrestling Federation's highest award and was Chairman of People to People Rhode Island.

    ce President, President and then Chairman of Hook-Fast Specialties, Inc., a family-owned jewelry manufacturing company based in Providence. Read more >
  3. William T. Halloran

    Categories: Sports - Football

    William T. Halloran was former Assistant Postmaster of Providence Post Office, and for many years one of the nations top football officials, both in professional and collegiate circles. Read more >

  4. Commodore Esek Hopkins

    Commodore Esek Hopkins (1718-1802)

    Categories: Famous RI Families, Military

    Commodore Esek Hopkins, 1718-1802, brother of Stephen Hopkins, became the first Commander-in-Chief of the United States Navy, achieving the rank of Commodore.

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