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Adin Ballou Capron

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Adin Ballou Capron, American congressman. Member Rhode Island House of Representatives, 1887-1892 (speaker, 1891-1892); member 55th to 61st Congresses (1897-1911), 2d Rhode Island District.

Background

Capron, Adin Ballou was born on January 9, 1841 in Mendon, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Carlisle W. and Abby (Bates) Capron.

Education

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.

Career

Major 2d Rhode Island Inf.

Membership

Member Rhode Island House of Representatives, 1887-1892 (speaker, 1891-1892). Member 55th to 61st Congresses (1897-1911), 2d Rhode Island District.

Connections

father:
Carlisle W. Capron

mother:
Abby (Bates) Capron