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Oscar Lapham

Oscar Lapham, American congressman. Member Rhode Island Senate, 1887-1888.


  • Lapham, Oscar was born on June 29, 1837 in Burrillville, Rhode Island, United States. Son of Duty and Lucinda (Wheelock) Lapham.

  • Education

    • First Lieutenant, adjunct and captain 12th Rhode Island Volunteers in Civil War. Aide-de-camp brigade staff. Served in Army of Potomac and Department of the Ohio, in Kentucky.

      Bachelor of Arts, Brown U., 1864, A.M., 1867.


    • Admitted to bar, 1867, and practiced at Providence, Rhode Island.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Member Rhode Island Senate, 1887-1888.


    • Married Clara Louise Paine, June 20, 1876.
    • father: Duty Lapham
    • mother: Lucinda (Wheelock) Lapham
    • spouse: Clara Louise Paine
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    Born June 29, 1837
    Died March 29, 1926
    (aged 88)