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  Chafee, John H.
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AffiliationRepublican  
 
NameJohn H. Chafee
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Warwick, Rhode Island , United States
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Born October 22, 1922
DiedOctober 24, 1999 (77 years)
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Aug 29, 2015 07:53pm
Tags Caucasian - Moderate-to-Liberal - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Death Penalty - Anti-Gay Marriage - Health Care Reform - Pro Environment - Pro Free Trade - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Social Security Privatization - Married - Christian - Episcopalian - Protestant - Straight -
InfoCHAFEE, John Hubbard, (father of Lincoln Chafee), a Senator from Rhode Island; born in Providence, Providence County, R.I., October 22, 1922; graduated, Deerfield (Mass.) Academy 1940; graduated, Yale University 1947 and Harvard Law School 1950; admitted to the Rhode Island bar in 1950 and commenced practice in Providence; served in United States Marine Corps 1942-1945, 1951-1953; served in Rhode Island house of representatives 1957-1963; Governor of Rhode Island 1963-1969; Secretary of the Navy in the Cabinet of President Richard Nixon 1969-1972; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1972; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in November 1976 for the term commencing January 3, 1977; subsequently appointed by the Governor, December 29, 1976, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Pastore for the term ending January 3, 1977; reelected in 1982, 1988, and 1994, and served until his death of heart failure on October 24, 1999; Senate Republican Conference chairman (1985-1991), Committee on Environment and Public Works (1995-1999); interment in family plot.


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FAMILY
Son Lincoln Chafee 1953-

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RACES
  11/08/1994 RI US Senate Won 64.52% (+29.05%)
  09/13/1994 RI US Senate- R Primary Won 69.03% (+38.07%)
  01/03/1991 US Senate Republican Conference Chair Lost 48.84% (-2.33%)
  01/03/1989 US Senate Republican Conference Chair Won 62.22% (+24.44%)
  11/08/1988 RI US Senate Won 54.59% (+9.19%)
  11/02/1982 RI US Senate Won 51.20% (+2.40%)
  12/29/1976 RI US Senate Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1976 RI US Senate Won 57.74% (+15.71%)
  11/07/1972 RI US Senate Lost 45.71% (-7.97%)
  01/31/1969 Secretary of the Navy Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/1968 RI Governor Lost 48.98% (-2.03%)
  11/08/1966 RI Governor Won 63.30% (+26.60%)
  11/03/1964 RI Governor Won 61.15% (+22.30%)
  11/06/1962 RI Governor Won 50.06% (+0.12%)
  09/11/1962 RI Governor - R Primary Won 62.46% (+25.67%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Second Circuit Court Judge - Oct 02, 1998 I Sonia Sotomayor
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jul 29, 1994 D Stephen G. Breyer
U.S. Surgeon General - Sep 07, 1993 D M. Joycelyn Elders
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 03, 1993 D Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 15, 1991 R Clarence Thomas
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 02, 1990 R David Souter
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Feb 03, 1988 R Anthony M. Kennedy
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 23, 1987 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R William H. Rehnquist
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R Antonin Scalia
U.S. Surgeon General - Nov 16, 1981 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 21, 1981 R Sandra Day O'Connor