Henry Frederick Frederick Lippitt Edit Profile
Born in Providence, he attended private schools, graduated from Brown University in 1878, and joined his family's cotton textile manufacturing business.
Lippitt was director of the Slater Trust Company of Pawtucket and of several mill insurance companies. He was also vice president of the People's Savings Bank of Providence. He served on the Governor's staff with the rank of colonel in 1888-1889 and was president of the New England Cotton Manufacturers' Association (now the National Textile Association) in the latter year.
Lippitt was elected as a United States senator by the Rhode Island Senate as a Republican and served from March 4, 1911 to March 3, 1917. He was unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916 - the first year in which United States senators were elected by popular vote. While in the Senate, he was chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Agriculture (Sixty-second Congress).
After leaving the Senate, he again became actively engaged in the textile industry. He served as Chairman of the Board of the Manville-Jenckes tire fabric company of Pawtucket. In 1892 he joined the Rhode Island Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Senator Lippitt died in Providence in 1933. He was interred in the Lippitt family plot in the Swan Point Cemetery. They had a son named John Bowen Lippitt (b 1902).
They had two children - Rhode Island politician and philanthropist Frederick Lippitt and Mary Ann He was also a great-uncle of John H. Chafee and a great-great-uncle of Lincoln D. Chafee, both U.S. Senators as well as governors of Rhode Island.
He was a member of the Squantum Association, the Hope Club and the Agawam Hunt. In 1881 Lippitt married Mary Louise Bowen, a member of another family prominent in the Rhode Island textile manufacturing business.
Married Marie Louise, d.; married second, Mistress.