Adin Ballou Capron Edit Profile
Educated Woonsocket High school and Westbrook Seminary, near Portland, Maine. Sergeant and sergeant major 2d Rhode Island Infantry, June 5-October 11, 1861. Second lieutenant, October 11, 1861.
First lieutenant, July 24, 1862. First lieutenant Signal Corps United States of America, March 3, 1863. Bvtd. captain and major vols., March 13, 1865, “for faithful and meritorious services during the war”.
Honorary mustered out, September 1, 1865. Miller and grain dealer.
He settled in Stillwater, Rhode Island, and engaged in milling and dealing in grain. He enlisted as a sergeant in the 2nd Rhode Island Regiment of the Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry in May 1861. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant Major on July 11, 1861, and commissioned lieutenant in September 1861.
He served in the Signal Corps until the close of the Civil War, having been commissioned first lieutenant on March 3, 1863, and subsequently promoted to the rank of captain and major by brevet. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress. Capron was elected as a Republican candidate to the 55th United States Congress and to the six succeeding Congresses, serving in Congress from March 4, 1897 to March 3, 1911.
He was not a candidate for renomination in 1910. After leaving Congress, he resumed his former business activities in Stillwater, where he died March 17, 1911. He was interred in Swan Point Cemetery in Providence, Rhode Island.
He served in the American Civil War and was a member of the United States House of Representatives. From 1887-1892, Capron served as member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, and was speaker of the State House in 1891 and 1892.