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Jonathan CHACE

(1829-1917)
Senate Years of Service:
1885-1889
Party:
Republican

CHACE, Jonathan, a Representative and a Senator from Rhode Island; born at Fall River, Mass., July 22, 1829; attended the public schools and Friends’ School at Providence, R.I.; moved to Central Falls, R.I.; engaged in cotton manufacturing; member, State senate 1876-1877; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth Congresses and served from March 4, 1881, to January 26, 1885, when he resigned; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry B. Anthony; reelected in 1888 and served from January 20, 1885, to April 9, 1889, when he resigned; chairman, Committee on Civil Service and Retrenchment (Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses); president of the Phoenix National Bank of Providence, R.I., and interested in several manufacturing enterprises; died in Providence, R.I., June 30, 1917; interment in the North Burial Ground.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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