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Claiborne PELL

American Claiborne PELL

born Claiborne de Borda PELL

United States Senator from Rhode Island

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on November 22, 1918 in New York City, New York, USA
Died: on January 01, 2009 in Newport, Rhode Island, USA


The son of Herbert Pell, Claiborne Pell was born in New York City. He attended St. George's School in Newport, Rhode Island and received an A.B. in history from Princeton University in 1940. While at Princeton, he was a member of Colonial Club and the American Whig-Cliosophic Society, and played on the rugby team.

After graduating, Pell worked as an oil field roustabout in Oklahoma. He then served as private secretary for his father, who was United States Ambassador to Portugal. At the start of World War II he was with his father, who was then United States Ambassador to Hungary. Claiborne Pell drove trucks carrying emergency supplies to prisoners of war in Germany, and was detained several times by the Nazi government.

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