Charles W. Lippitt
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.
His son, Charles Warren Lippitt, Jr., attended Harvard and served as a sergeant in the 103d Field Artillery Regiment during the First World War.
He held the governor's office from May 29, 1895 to May 25, 1897.
He was an unsuccessful candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President in 1896.
He died on April 4, 1924 and is buried in the Swan Point Cemetery in Providence.
- Sobel, Robert and John Raimo. Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789-1978. Greenwood Press, 1988. ISBN 0-313-28093-2
- The Political Graveyard, Lippitt family of Rhode Island.
- The Political Graveyard, as above.
- "URI History & Timeline". University of Rhode Island. Retrieved 14 July 2009.
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