Inductees from 1970

  1. T. Dawson Brown

    Categories: Civic Leaders, Government & Politics

    T. Dawson Brown was former President and Chairman of the Board at the Industrial National Bank. One of the states most active leaders in promoting brotherhood, the betterment of youth, and civic renewal. He served for many years as President of the Narragansett Council of Boy Scouts. Read more >

  2. Raymond F. Farrell

    Categories: Government & Politics

    Raymond Farrell was Commissioner of United States Immigration and Naturalization for ten years. Born in Pawtucket, he served in the federal government for more than thirty-two years. Read more >

  3. Congressman Aimé Joseph Forand

    Congressman Aimé Joseph Forand (1895-1972)

    Categories: Government & Politics, Medicine & Health Care

    Aime Forand served in Washington for twenty-two years as a Congressman from Rhode Island. Through his diligent and persistent efforts to secure medical aide for the aged, he earned the title "Father of Medicare."

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  4. Frank B. Lanning (1905-1987)

    Categories: Artists & Painters, Civic Leaders, Literature / Writers / Newspapers

    MFrank Lanning, 1905-1987, was a Providence Journal sports cartoonist and President of the Hall of Fame. He was well known throughout the state for his sports cartoons and his contributions to Rhode Island life in general and its' youth, in particular. Read more >

  5. Jean Madeira (1918-1972)

    Categories: Music (Singers, Composers), Women

    Jean (Browning) Madeira, 1918-1972, sang as contralto diva of the Metropolitan Opera. She gained world renown for her performances in the role of Carmen and starred in the Munich, Salzburg, and Bayreath Festivals. She sang leading roles at LaScala, San Carlo, Vienna, Convent Garden, the Stockholm and Paris Operas, and was sensational as Delilah at the Israeli National Opera. Jean was the only American ever to sing Carmen in the Aix-en-Provence Festival as performed in 1957. Read more >

  6. Francis Madeira (1917-)

    Categories: Education & Universities, Music (Singers, Composers)

    Francis Madeira is an organizer and Director of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra. He first moved to Providence in 1943,when he joined the Brown University faculty as an instructor of music. Read more >

  7. Dr. Albert L. Midgely

    Categories: Education & Universities, Medicine & Health Care

    Dr. Albert Midgely was a pioneer in dental education. A prominent oral surgeon, he became a Founder, Secretary, and President of the American College of Dentistry. After serving on the Rhode Island Board of Dental Examiners for thirty-five years. Read more >

  8. Joseph Mullaney (1925-2000)

    Categories: Education & Universities, Sports - Basketball

    Joseph Mullaney, 1925-2000, was both a Providence College basketball coach and the coach of the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association. Mullaney is credited with bringing national recognition to Rhode Island through the success of his Providence College Friars. Read more >

  9. Gov. Dennis J. Roberts

    Gov. Dennis J. Roberts (1903-1994)

    Categories: Government & Politics

    Dennis J. Roberts, 1903-1994, served as Rhode Island's Governor for four terms from 1951 to 1959. This following a long stint as Mayor of the City of Providence for ten years, from 1941 to 1951. He also served an additional four years as a Rhode Island State Senator. Read more >

  10. Dr. Americo A. Savastano

    Categories: Education & Universities, Medicine & Health Care

    Dr. Americao Savastano was Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Rhode Island Hospital. He served for many years as medical consultant to his alma-mater, University of Rhode Island. He was a specialist in the medical aspects of sports, and he organized and conducted orthopedic clinics in many parts of the world. Read more >

  11. Judah Touro

    Judah Touro (1775-1854)

    Categories: Famous RI Families, Philanthropists

    Judah Touro, 1775-1854, was a Newport philanthropist who made many contributions to his native city, many of them after he became a citizen of New Orleans. He played a major role in the erection of Bunker Hill Monument with considerable financial aide. Mr. Touro gifted Touro Park to the city of Newport and died in 1854. Read more >



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