WETMORE, George Peabody (1846-1921)

WETMORE, GEORGE PEABODY, a Senator from Rhode Island; born during a visit of his parents abroad, in London, England, August 2, 1846; received his early education at a private school; graduated from Yale College in 1867 and from the law department of Columbia College, New York City, in 1869; admitted to the bar of Rhode Island and of New York in 1869, but never practiced; trustee of several institutions; presidential elector on the Republican ticket in 1880 and 1884; Governor of Rhode Island 1885-1886; unsuccessful candidate for a third term; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1889; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1894; reelected in 1900 and served from March 4, 1895, to March 3, 1907; elected January 22, 1908, to fill the vacancy caused by the failure of the legislature to elect in the term commencing March 4, 1907, and served until March 3, 1913; declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1912; chairman, Committee on Manufactures (Fifty-fourth Congress), Committee on the Library (Fifty-fifth through Sixty-second Congresses); died in Boston, Mass., on September 11, 1921; interment in Island Cemetery, Newport, R.I.

American Irish Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: Correspondence in Luke O'Connor papers, 1878-1935.

Brown University
Providence, RI
Papers: Ca. 25 items in various collections. Concern political, personal, government, and university related matters.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1885-1916. 5.2 linear feet. Correspondence and papers related to Commission on Fine Arts, District of Columbia.

Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston, MA
Papers: Ca. 1706-1835. Ca. 5 linear feet. A research collection assembled by Wetmore on Rhode Island commerce.

Rhode Island Historical Society
Providence, RI
Papers: 1861-1956. 10 feet. Chiefly family papers, correspondence about his candidacy for governor, photographs, and portrait.

Rockefeller Archive Center
North Tarrytown, NY
Papers: Correspondence in Nelson W. Aldrich papers, 1879-1915, on 63 microfilm reels of originals at Library of Congress.

Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: Genealogical and business papers in Wetmore family papers, 1695-1919; and correspondence in Anson Phelps Stokes family papers, 1761-1960.