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.
Born December 25, 1825