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William Goddard

William Goddard, American banker, merchant. member Providence Common Council, 1852-1855; member firm of Goddard Brothers, and president Providence National Bank. Trustee Brown U., since 1857, chancellor, since 1888.

Background

  • Goddard, William was born on December 25, 1825 in Warwick, Rhode Island, United States. Son of William Giles and Charlotte (Ives) Goddard.

  • Education

    • Graduate Brown U., 1846.

    Career

    • After graduation studied law. Traveled extensively. Engaged in mercantile and manufacturing business.

      Member Providence Common Council, 1852-1855. Was member 1st light infantry. Major 1st regiment Rhode Island detached militia.

      Commissioned colonel vols. for gallantry at battle of Bull Run, aide-de-camp on General Burnside’s staff before Fredericksburg, December 11, 1862. Head of firm of Brown & Ives, merchants, founded in 18th century. Member firm of Goddard Brothers, and president Providence National Bank.

      Trustee Brown U., since 1857, chancellor, since 1888. Home: Providence, and Warwick, R.I.

    Membership

    Member Providence Common Council, 1852-1855. Member firm of Goddard Brothers, and president Providence National Bank. Trustee Brown U., since 1857, chancellor, since 1888.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Edith Jenckes, February 19, 1867.
    • father: William Giles Goddard
    • mother: Charlotte (Ives) Goddard
    • spouse: Mary Edith Jenckes
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    Born December 25, 1825
    Died 1907
    (aged 81)
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