Inductees from 1992

  1. Vice Admiral Harold G. Bowen, USN (1883-1965)

    Categories: Military

    The late Vice Admiral Harold G. Bowen, USN was Providence native and a graduate of the United States Naval Academy (class of 1905) and commissioned in 1907. He was a pioneer in research in the development of radar, jet propulsion rockets and numerous techniques which were directly under the supervision of the Secretary of the Navy, due to the secret nature, recipient of many awards such as the Distinguished Service Medal, Victory Medal with Silver Star and Newcomen Medal. Read more >

  2. Mary P. Brennan

    Categories: Civic Leaders

    Mary P. Brennan has been the Chief of Airport Marketing at T. F. Green State Airport. Read more >

  3. Bernard V. Buonanno, Sr. (1909-2010)

    Categories: Education & Universities, Sports - Basketball, Sports - Football

    Bernard V. Buonanno was a graduate of Classical High School, teacher of French and Latin, Counselor, and, in 1936, returned to coach three sports, football, track, and basketball. He brought Classical championships in football and indoor track. He was a former member of the State Board of Regents and the Rhode Island Board of Education. Read more >

  4. Dr. Aram V. Chobanian (1929-)

    Categories: Education & Universities, Medicine & Health Care

    Dr. Aram V. Chobanianwas a Pawtucket born graduate of Brown University and Harvard Medical School. He was responsible for establishing and directing Boston University's world renowned Cardiovascular Center. Read more >

  5. Howard P. Lovecraft

    Howard P. Lovecraft (1890-1937)

    Categories: Literature / Writers / Newspapers

    The late Mr. Howard P. Lovecraft was a great writer of supernatural fiction and a serious disciple of Poe. A sincere artist, original thinker, and outstanding American writer, he was published throughout the world and translated into more than a dozen languages. Read more >

  6. Maj. Gen. John M. McGreevy

    Categories: Military

    Major General John M. McGreevy served the state as a National Guard Officer, Adjutant General, and Civil Defense Director. He was project engineer at Elmsdorf Airbase and Commander of the 176th Engineer Regiment. President Kennedy invited him to meet with the National Security Council, and he was appointed as Coordinator of Emergency Services during the Cuban Missile crisis. Read more >

  7. Nancy A. Potter

    Categories: Education & Universities

    Ms. Nancy A. Potter was a Professor of English at URI for forty-two years, and was made Professor Emerita. She taught undergraduate and graduate courses in American and British literature, Poetry and Creative Writing, and directed 50 MA and PHD theses. Read more >

  8. Sherman A. Strickhouser (1932-1992)

    Categories: TV & Radio

    Mr. Sherman A. Strickhouser was a graduate of Brown University. A radio announcer while attending college, he produced several award winning television documentaries, and hired the first anchorwoman to work in Rhode Island television. Read more >

  9. Joseph Watmough, Sr.

    Categories: Education & Universities, Sports - Other

    The late Joseph Watmough, Sr. spent forty-three years as the swimming coach at Olneyville Boys and Girls Club, Central High School, and Brown University. Three of his proteges were named to the U.S. Read more >



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