Inductees from 1991

  1. Bernard E. Bell (1920-2015)

    Categories: Civic Leaders, Religion & Churches

    Bernard E. Bell, a retired business executive who lead Hospice Care for Rhode Island. He received the "Man of the Year Award", presented by Hospice America, and was very active in public and civic service. He served as Trustee of the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Director of the Rhode Island Children's Friend and Service, and worked with the Jewish Federation of RI, the RI Jewish Historical Association, and the Touro National Heritage Trust. Read more >

  2. Gladys Williams Brayton (1890-1990)

    Categories: Historians/Historical Accounts, Preservation, Literature / Writers / Newspapers, Women

    The late Gladys Brayton was a direct descendant of Roger Williams and a lifelong resident of Rhode Island. She became one of the State's most prominent historians, teachers, and authors. She was a former curator of Cranston Historical Society, and an honorary member of the Warwick Historical Society. She was also a member of the City of Cranston Hall of Fame, was nominated as Cranston's "Woman of the Year," and was a well-known author of historical documents. Read more >

  3. Alfred A. "Smokey" Cerrone

    Categories: Business / Entrepreneurs, Education & Universities, Philanthropists, Sports - Baseball

    Alfred "Smokey" Cerrone was a highly successful businessman, athlete, musician, innovator, and public-minded citizen who developed one of the world's largest automobile agencies. He was instrumental in numerous charitable fund-raising ventures including with the Lincoln-Cumberland Boys Club and St. Joseph's Pine Harbor School for children with special needs. He has given his personal support to hundreds of disadvantaged boys and girls through recreational and educational grants. Read more >

  4. Dr. Frances P. Conklin

    Categories: Medicine & Health Care, Women

    Dr. Frances P. Conklin, a distinguished radiologist and long-time community leader who became the first woman President of the Providence Medical Society. She was the only woman member of the RI Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline, and named RI's "Woman Physician of 1989" by the Rhode Island Medical Woman's Association. Read more >

  5. Maj. Gen. John W. Kiely (1925-2005)

    Categories: Civic Leaders, Military

    Major General John W. Kiely, a former Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Commanding General of the Rhode Island National Guard. He completed his forty-eight year of military service as a highly decorated World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War veteran whose awards include The Legion of Merit, the Purple Heart, and Bronze Star. He became very active in historical, humanitarian, civic, and fraternal endeavors throughout RI for many years. Read more >

  6. Commander John A. McIntyre

    Categories: Education & Universities, Military, Sports - Football

    Commander John A. McIntyre was a former U.S. Navy flying ace in World War II and the Korean War. Read more >

  7. Michael Pappas (1925-2011)

    Categories: Civic Leaders, Sports - Baseball, Sports - Hockey

    Michael Pappas was an Executive Vice President for the Pawtucket Boys & Girls Club, for which he served in various capacities for more than forty years. He was also a sportscaster for several RI radio stations, a prominent public relations advocate for many area sports events, and a public address announcer for professional hockey and baseball teams. He became very active in various civic and community organizations, and was a Boys Club of America "National Alumnus of the Year."

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  8. Dr. Lucius A. Whipple

    Categories: Civic Leaders, Education & Universities

    Dr. Lucius A. Whipple was former President of the Rhode Island College of Education for twelve years, and had a distinguished thirty-seven year career in the field of education, mostly associated with the training of students and teachers. He served for four years in the Rhode Island Department of Education and another four years as Executive Secretary of the Pawtucket and Blackstone Valley Community Chest Organization. Read more >



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