CHAFEE, Lincoln Davenport (1953-)

CHAFEE, LINCOLN DAVENPORT, (son of John H. Chafee; great-great-nephew of Henry F. Lippitt), a Senator from Rhode Island; born in Warwick, R.I. on March 26, 1953; attended Warwick public schools; graduated Brown University 1975; delegate to Rhode Island constitutional convention 1985; member, Warwick city council 1986-1992; mayor of Warwick 1992-1999; appointed on November 2, 1999, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his father, John H. Chafee; elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate in 2000, and served from November 2, 1999, to January 3, 2007; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 2006; elected governor of Rhode Island as an Independent in 2010, and took the oath of office on January 4, 2011.

University of Rhode Island
Special Collections
Kingston, RI
Senatorial papers. Transfer in progress.

  • Chafee, Lincoln D. Against the Tide: How a Compliant Congress Empowered a Reckless President. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2008.