Historical records matching Charles W. Lippitt, Governor
About Charles W. Lippitt, Governor
Charles Warren Lippitt (October 8, 1846 – April 4, 1924) was an American politician and the 44th Governor of Rhode Island.
Early life and family
Lippitt was born in Providence, Rhode Island on October 8, 1846. He graduated from Brown University. Later he was involved in his father’s cotton and woolen manufacturing firm. His father Henry Lippitt was governor of Rhode Island 1875-1877 and his brother Henry F. Lippitt was a U.S. Senator for Rhode Island. He married Margaret B. Farnum February 23, 1886.
He held the governor's office from May 29, 1895 to May 25, 1897.
He was a candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President in 1896.
In 1897 Lippitt was admitted as an hereditary member of the Rhode Island Society of the Cincinnati.
Lippitt Hall on the central quad of the University of Rhode Island in Kingston is named after Governor Charles W. Lippitt.
He died on April 4, 1924 and is buried in the Swan Point Cemetery in Providence.