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CHACE, Jonathan (1829-1917)

CHACE, JONATHAN, a Representative and a Senator from Rhode Island; born at Fall River, Mass., July 22, 1829; attended the public schools and Friends' School at Providence, R.I.; moved to Central Falls, R.I.; engaged in cotton manufacturing; member, State senate 1876-1877; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth Congresses and served from March 4, 1881, to January 26, 1885, when he resigned; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry B. Anthony; reelected in 1888 and served from January 20, 1885, to April 9, 1889, when he resigned; chairman, Committee on Civil Service and Retrenchment (Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses); president of the Phoenix National Bank of Providence, R.I., and interested in several manufacturing enterprises; died in Providence, R.I., June 30, 1917; interment in the North Burial Ground.

Brown University
Providence, RI
Papers: Ca. 10 items in various collections.

Rhode Island Historical Society
Providence, RI
Papers: 1880-1921. 1 linear foot. In Chace family papers, political correspondence (1880- 1890), mainly concerning support by publishers, authors, and typographers for the first international copyright bill (1888); 3 printed speeches on tariffs (1882-1884); speech at Haverford College (1883) with responses; bills and research notes on copyright (1887-1889); speech at Brown University concerning tariffs (1887); poem by Elizabeth Buffum Chace (1892); letter from cousin Arnold B. Chace (1914); "In Memoriam: Jonathan Chace," by Lillie Buffum Wyman Chace; and "Jonathan Chace: A Friend in Public Life," typescript by E. M. Chace, (1948); and extract from Representative Men and Old Families of Rhode Island. Also parts of diaries (1907-1917) in the Chace family papers, 1880-1921. Finding aid.

Rockefeller Archive Center
North Tarrytown, NY
Papers: In Nelson W. Aldrich papers, 1879-1915, on 63 microfilm reels. Originals at Library of Congress. Finding aid.

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