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John H. Chafee

John H. Chafee

(1922-1999) ~ Inducted 1971

John H. Chafee,1922-1999, was a Providence native who entered government service as Secretary of the Navy. Then, in 1963, when he was forty years old, he took office as Governor of Rhode Island. He was one of the youngest men to become Governor in Rhode Island's history. He had also served in the Rhode Island House of Representatives from 1957 to 1963.


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