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About Charles Dean Kimball
Charles Dean Kimball (September 13, 1859 – December 8, 1930) was an American politician and the 47th Governor of Rhode Island.
Kimball was born in Providence, Rhode Island on September 13, 1859 as the son of Emery S. Kimball and Mary C. (Briggs) Kimball. He married Gertrude C. Greenalgh November 24, 1885. After school education, he made his career in business.
Kimball was a member of Rhode Island House of Representatives 1894-99 and Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island 1900-01. He became acting governor of Rhode Island after the death of incumbent governor William Gregory. He held the governor's office from December 16, 1901 to January 3, 1903. Kimball worked for changes in the State constitution to give the governor veto powers and change state elections from an annual to a biennial basis, both of which were eventually achieved.
Kimball was an active member of the Freemasons.
In 1925 he was admitted as an honorary member of the Rhode Island Society of the Cincinnati.
He died on December 8, 1930. Interment at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Rhode Island.