|Address||1800 Post Road, Suite 13 |
Warwick, Rhode Island 02886, United States
|| March 26, 1953
Aug 07, 2015 12:37am
Caucasian - Libertarian - Moderate-to-Liberal - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Death Penalty - Anti-Labor - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Environment - Pro Free Trade - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Social Security Privatization - Married - Episcopalian - Straight -
|Info||Senator Lincoln Davenport Chafee was born in Providence on March 26, 1953. He attended Warwick Public Schools and Phillips Andover Academy. He earned a degree in Classics from Brown University in 1975. While there, he was captain of the wrestling team and received the Francis M. Driscoll Award for leadership, scholarship and athletics. |
After Brown, Lincoln Chafee attended the Montana State University horseshoeing school in Bozeman. For the next seven years he worked as a blacksmith at harness racetracks in the United States and Canada. One of the horses he shod, Overburden, set the track record at Northlands Park in Edmonton, Alberta.
Returning to Rhode Island in 1983, Lincoln Chafee worked in manufacturing management, including a position as a planner at the General Dynamics facility at Quonset Point.
Lincoln Chafee began his political career in 1985, when he was elected a delegate to the Rhode Island Constitutional Convention. One year later, he was elected to the first of two successive terms on the Warwick City Council.
In November 1992, by a margin of 335 votes, Lincoln Chafee became the first Republican elected Mayor of the City of Warwick in 32 years. He was reelected in 1994, 1996, and 1998, where he won with 58 percent of the vote and carried every ward in the city. As mayor, Lincoln Chafee had a strong record of fiscal management, environmental protection, open space acquisition, intergovernmental cooperation, economic development, labor relations, and significant increases in funding for schools.
Lincoln Chafee was appointed by the Governor of Rhode Island to fill the unexpired term of his father, the late Senator John H. Chafee, in November 1999. On November 7, 2000, Senator Chafee was elected to a six-year term in the United States Senate. He is a member of the Committee on Environment and Public Works and serves as Chairman of the Superfund Subcommittee. He is also a member of the Committee on Foreign Relations and serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs. In addition, he is a member of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.
Lincoln Chafee enjoys skiing and trail riding on his horse Trapper. He and his wife, Stephanie, have three children, Louisa, Caleb, and Thea.
|Fri Oct 23 14:01:59 +0000 2015 - Thank you Democrats especially in New Hampshire and Iowa! I enjoyed meeting you! I learned a lot!|
Fri Oct 23 00:04:02 +0000 2015 - I look forward to speaking at DNC Women's Forum tomorrow morning. I'll address my future in the campaign there. #chafee2016
Thu Oct 22 19:01:16 +0000 2015 - Especially in Kashmir, unrest calls for reconciliation, not
inflammation. Will @narendramodi stand up for Muslims?
Thu Oct 22 16:01:14 +0000 2015 - Anti-refugee hate, rightwing reactionaries have festooned into
intolerable racial violence that threatens democracy.
Thu Oct 22 13:01:07 +0000 2015 - Peace treaty w/ N. Korea tricky proposal. Good in many ways,
difficult in others. But the first step is believing.
Wed Oct 21 19:01:27 +0000 2015 - Tragic violence in Israel & Palestine stems directly from
frustration with the perpetuity of conflict. Ppl act in desperation
Wed Oct 21 16:00:36 +0000 2015 - Xi Jinping might have advice for @MBuhari as he bravely combats
systemic corruption in Nigeria, an integral fight.
Wed Oct 21 13:00:38 +0000 2015 - A culture of fear produces dead innocents everywhere, from
Baltimore to Beersheba. #BlackLivesMatter
Tue Oct 20 20:00:24 +0000 2015 - Sweden & Finland joining NATO may not be the best thing for world
security. A threatened Russia will act accordingly
Tue Oct 20 19:01:12 +0000 2015 - The UNSC will discuss the rising unrest in Israel/Palestine, but
will there be courage to address the real issues?