Inductees from 1989

  1. Maj. Gen. Harold R. Barker (1891-1965)

    Categories: Military
    The late Major General Harold R. Barker whose distinguished thirty-three year military career that spanned service under the famed General John Pershing in the battle with Mexican Revolutionary leader Poncho Villa, and through both World Wars. A native Rhode Islander who settled in Pascoag during his retirement years, he was a highly decorated U.S. Read more >
  2. Gov. J. Joseph Garrahy (1930-2012)

    Categories: Education & Universities, Government & Politics
    Governor J. Joseph Garrahy, 1930-2012, was a native of Narragansett, who served four terms as Governor of the state following a distinguished career in public service which began in 1962. One of Rhode Island's most popular leaders, Governor Garrahy returned to the private sector in 1985, serving as a highly successful business executive and well known visiting professor at Rhode Island College. Read more >
  3. Edward V. Healey, Jr. (1923-2011)

    Categories: Government & Politics
    Edward V. Healey, Jr., 1923-2011, of Cranston was a Senior Associate Justice of the Rhode Island Family Court and an internationally recognized authority on juvenile justice and delinquency prevention. He served on several advisory commissions for Presidents of the United States, and is a prominent jurist, professor, and consultant to various nations and states. Read more >
  4. Clement W. Labine (1926-2007)

    Categories: Sports - Baseball
    Clem Labine, 1926-2007, was a three-time National League All-Star who was inducted into the Brooklyn Dodgers Hall of Fame in 1986. He was regarded as baseball's best relief pitcher in the 1950's. A native of Woonsocket, Labine played in six World Series and on three World Championship Teams, before retiring in 1963. He was named RI Athlete of the Year in 1955. Read more >
  5. Lt. Gen. William S. Lawton

    Lt. Gen. William S. Lawton (1900-1993)

    Categories: Military
    Lieutenant General William S. Lawton, 1900-1993, was native of Newport who later lived in Bethsesda, MD. His distinguished military career spanned forty years with service in World War II and the Korean War. He was a highly decorated U. Read more >
  6. David E. Lopes (1945-)

    Categories: Sports - Baseball

    David E. Lopes was a stand-out second baseman for the Los Angeles Dodgers, played in four World Series, and was a four-time National League All-Star during his sixteen year Major League career.

    Born in East Providence, Lopes grew up in South Providence and payed in the Fox Point Little League and became one of LaSalle Academy's all-time athletes. He has been twice named "RI Athlete of the Year" in 1974 and 1978. Read more >

  7. John F.

    John F. "Jack" McGee (1885-1918)

    Categories: Military
    The late John, "Jack" McGee, 1885-1918, was a celebrated aviator whose accomplishments and bravery as a pioneering pilot at the turn of the 20th century became legend in his chosen profession. A native of Central Falls he grew up in the Blackstone Valley area and became a famous as a barn-storming test pilot who foresaw the possibility of Trans-Atlantic flight and the use of the airplane by the military. Credited with several deeds of heroism during his career, his accomplishments were chronicled in the Smithsonian Institution. Read more >
  8. James W. Norman

    Categories: Education & Universities, Military, Sports - Basketball, Sports - Football, TV & Radio
    James W. Norman of South Kingstown, was a multi-award winning Sports Information Director at the University of Rhode Island and a radio voice of the Rams for twenty-eight years. He has served as President of Word Unlimited, the Providence Gridiron Club, and the URI Ram's Club. He is a member of the Universities Athletic Hall of Fame, and is one of his Alma-Mater's most famous ambassadors. Read more >
  9. Dr. Norman J. Oliver

    Categories: Government & Politics, Technology & Science
    Dr. Norman J. Oliver, formerly of Woonsocket, RI, was a brilliant research scientist who, as a world-famous physicist was one of the foremost experts on Antarctica and the Auroras. Born in Fall River, he lived the greater part of his life in Rhode Island, and was an adviser to Presidents Roosevelt and Truman. Read more >



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