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Henry Lippitt

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Son of Warren Lippitt and Eliza Lippitt
Husband of Mary Ann Anne Balch
Father of Henry F. Lippitt, U.S. Senator and Charles W. Lippitt, Governor
Brother of Maria Lippitt

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About Henry Lippitt, Governor

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Lippitt

Henry Lippitt (October 9, 1818 - June 5, 1891) was the 33rd Governor of Rhode Island from 1875 to 1877.


Family


Lippitt was the son of Warren Lippitt and Eliza (Seamans) Lippitt, married to Mary Ann Balch. Lippitt was the father of Charles Warren Lippitt, another Rhode Island Governor, and the father of Henry F. Lippitt, a U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, the grand-father of Rhode Island House Minority Leader Frederick Lippitt, the great-grandfather of John Chafee, another Rhode Island Governor, U.S. Senator and Secretary of the Navy, and the great-great-grandfather of Lincoln Chafee, the current governor of Rhode Island, and a former U.S. Senator himself.


Business


Lippitt owned various mills, including the Hanora Mills and Social Mill in Woonsocket.


The Governor Henry Lippitt House is located in Providence. Completed in 1865, it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976, and in 1981 was donated by the Lippitt family to Preserve Rhode Island.


Governorship


Lippitt was a Republican and succeeded fellow Republican Henry Howard as governor of Rhode Island on May 25, 1875. He was governor for two years and was then succeeded by another Republican, Charles C. Van Zandt, on May 29, 1877.

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Henry Lippitt, Governor's Timeline

1818
1818
1846
1846
Age 28
1856
October 12, 1856
Age 38
Providence, Providence, RI, USA
1891
1891
Age 73
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