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Lincoln Davenport CHAFEE

(1953- )
Senate Years of Service:
1999-2007
Party:
Republican

CHAFEE, Lincoln Davenport, (son of John H. Chafee; great-great-nephew of Henry F. Lippitt), a Senator from Rhode Island; born in Warwick, R.I. on March 26, 1953; attended Warwick public schools; graduated Brown University 1975; delegate to Rhode Island constitutional convention 1985; member, Warwick city council 1986-1992; mayor of Warwick 1992-1999; appointed on November 2, 1999, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his father, John H. Chafee; elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate in 2000, and served from November 2, 1999, to January 3, 2007; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 2006.

Bibliography

Chafee, Lincoln D. Against the Tide: How a Compliant Congress Empowered a Reckless President. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2008.

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

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