John Chafee

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Birthday
22, 1922
Birthplace
Rhode Island
Death Date
Oct 24, 1999 (77)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
22, 1922
Birthplace
Rhode Island
Death Date
Oct 24, 1999 (77)

About

Politician from Rhode Island who served the tiniest state as its Governor from 1963 to 1969. He was also the state's Senator from 1976 to 1999.

Before Fame

He interrupted his studies at Yale to join the Marines after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1942.

Trivia

In 1976, he became the first Republican to win a Rhode Island Senate election since 1930.

Family Life

His son Lincoln Chafee succeeded him as Senator of Rhode Island when he died in office.

Associated With

He was the US Secretary of the Navy under President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1972.