Elisha Dyer (1811 - 1890)

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Birthplace: Providence, Providence, RI
Death: Died in Providence, Providence, RI
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About Elisha Dyer

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Elisha Dyer (July 20, 1811 - May 17, 1890) was an American politician and the 25th Governor of Rhode Island.


Early life


Dyer was born in Providence, Rhode Island on July 20, 1811. He graduated from Brown University. After completing his studies, he worked in his father’s mercantile business.


Political career


He was a Republican. In 1840, Dyer was elected Adjutant General of Rhode Island. He held that position for five years. He then served on the Providence School Committee for over a decade.


He was the governor of Rhode Island from May 26, 1857 to May 31, 1859.


During the Civil War, Dyer was the captain of Company B of the 10th Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry. He served on active duty from May 23rd to September 1st, 1862 in the defenses of Washington, D.C.


After the war, he joined the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States and was issued insignia number 3163.


He was appointed Rhode Island’s commissioner to the International Exhibition at London in 1871. He also was President and Director of the Exchange Bank, Second Vice President of the Rhode Island Art Association, and a member of the United States Agricultural Society and the Rhode Island Historical Society. He was also an active member of the Freemasons.


He died on May 17, 1890.


Dyer's son, Elisha Dyer, Jr., was Governor of Rhode Island from 1897-1900.


Elisha Dyer Camp No. 7 of the Rhode Island Department of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War is named in his and his son's honor.

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Elisha Dyer, Governor's Timeline

1811
July 20, 1811
Providence, Providence, RI
1833
October 8, 1833
Age 22
Providence, Providence, RI
1834
1834
Age 22
Rhode Island
1837
1837
Age 25
Providence, Providence, RI
1838
1838
Age 26
Providence, Providence, RI
1839
November 28, 1839
Age 28
Providence, Providence, RI
1844
August 19, 1844
Age 33
Providence, Providence, RI
1847
November, 1847
Age 36
Providence, Providence, RI
1850
April 16, 1850
Age 38
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
1890
May 17, 1890
Age 78
Providence, Providence, RI