Henry Tillinghast Sisson
|Henry Tillinghast Sisson|
|Lieutenant governor of Rhode Island|
|Preceded by||Charles C. Van Zandt|
|Succeeded by||Albert Howard|
|Born||August 20, 1831|
|Died||October 19, 1910
Little Compton, Rhode Island
|Resting place||Union Cemetery,
|Spouse(s)||Nettie Walworth; Emily Josephine Brownell|
|Residence||Little Compton, Rhode Island|
Henry Tillinghast Sisson (August 20, 1831 – October 19, 1910) was a colonel in the Union Army during the American Civil War, a Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island from 1875 to 1877 serving under Governor Henry Lippitt, and inventor of the three-ring binder.
He was a lifelong resident of Little Compton, Rhode Island and inherited a stone mansion at Sakonnet Point. The mansion was originally built by his father for use as a hotel and recently has been known as the Stone House Inn.
In 1854, Sisson secured a patent for the design of a loose-leaf ring binder.
Sisson was commissioned as a lieutenant and paymaster for the 1st Rhode Island Detached Milita (aka. 1st Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry Regiment) in May 1861 and served until the regiment was mustered out in August 1861. He participated in the Battle of Bull Run on July 21, 1961 under General Ambrose Burnside.
On November 5, 1862 he was promoted to colonel and given command of the 5th Rhode Island Heavy Artillery.
He was elected as a Republican to the office of Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island in 1874 and served from 1875 until 1877.
Death and burial
- Henry Tillinghast Sisson at Find a Grave
- "Henry T. Sisson". Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-05-05.
- US patent 23506, H.T. Sisson, "Temporary Binder", issued 1859-04-05
- "Henry Tillinghast Sisson's Civil War Pages". Archived from the original on 2011-07-11.
Charles C. Van Zandt
|Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island
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