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Henry F. LIPPITT
United States Senator from Rhode Island
Source : Tim DOWLING
Born in Providence, he attended private schools, graduated from Brown University in 1878, and entered the cotton textile manufacturing business. In 1881 he married Mary Louise Bowen, a member of another family prominent in the Rhode Island textile manufacturing business.
Lippitt was director of a bank and of several mill insurance companies, and was vice president of the People's Savings Bank of Providence. He served on the Governor's staff with the rank of colonel in 1888-1889 and was president of the New England Cotton Manufacturers' Association (now the National Textile Association) in the latter year.