Inductees from 1971

  1. Dr. Alex M. Burgess (1886-)

    Categories: Medicine & Health Care

    Dr. Alex Burgess was the Director of Medical Education at Miriam Hospital. He has been considered the dean of Rhode Island's medical community. He was known as a specialist in internal medicine, and gained fame as a diagnostician. Read more >

  2. Ruth Buzzi (1936-)

    Categories: Theater

    Ruth Buzzi is a Westerly native who gained national recognition for her performances on the Broadway stage, and on television in character roles, although many say she was best known for her work as a comedienne. Read more >

  3. John H. Chafee

    John H. Chafee (1922-1999)

    Categories: Famous RI Families, Government & Politics

    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. Read more >

  4. Rev. Vincent C. Dore (1900-)

    Categories: Civic Leaders, Education & Universities

    The Very Reverend Vincent C. Dore, O.P. was a Dominican educator who served at Providence College as Athletic Director, Treasurer, Dean of Studies, Dean of Faculty, President, and Chancellor. Read more >

  5. Senator Theodore Francis Green

    Senator Theodore Francis Green (1867-1966)

    Categories: Government & Politics

    Senator Theodore Francis Green, 1867-1966,  governed Rhode Island from 1933 to 1937. He then served the state in Washington D.C. as Senator for twenty-four years, 1937-1961. Read more >

  6. Dr. Hubert A. McGuirl (1908-1977)

    Categories: Medicine & Health Care

    Dr. Hubert McGuirl, 1908-1977, was a Providence native who was the only Rhode Islander to serve as national President of the American Dental Association. He organized the New England Council on Insurance, and later the New England Council on Dental Health and Care. As a consultant to the U. Read more >

  7. De Ormand "Tuss" McLaughry (1893-1974)

    Categories: Education & Universities, Sports - Football

    Tuss McLaughry, 1893-1974, was the famed coach of Brown University's "Iron Man" team of 1926. "Tuss" coached at Amherst for thirty-five years, then at Brown, and Dartmouth. He was President of the American Football Coaches Association, and the long-time Secretary of that organization. The Tuss McLaughry Award is given to a distinguished American (or Americans) for the highest distinction in service to others. Read more >

  8. Louis A. R. Pieri (1897-1967)

    Categories: Sports - Basketball, Sports - Hockey

    Louis Pieri, 1897-1967, was the owner of the Rhode Island Reds Hockey club, and one of the organizers of the Basketball Association of America. He served the state on many occasions as a supporter in fund-raising campaigns. The American Hockey League presents the Louis A.R. Read more >

  9. Archibald & Ida Silverman (1880-1967)

    Categories: Civic Leaders, Industry - Jewelry, Medicine & Health Care, Religion & Churches

    Archibald Silverman, 1880-1967, was a Providence jewelry manufacturer, and civic leader for many years.&His wife, Ida Silverman was a crusader for the establishment of the State of Israel and played important role in fund-raising for Rhode Island hospitals. The Silvermans aided in building nearly one hundred synagogues throughout the world. Read more >



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