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Corporation executive

Henry Sharpe Chafee, American corporation executive. Member Providence Engineering Society, Associate Alumni Brown U., Alpha Delta Phi.

Background

Chafee, Henry Sharpe was born on October 11, 1887 in Providence. Son of Zechariah and Mary Dexter ter (Sharpe) Chafee.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Brown U., 1909.

Career

Salesman Builders Iron Foundry, Providence, 1909-1919, secretary, 1919-1944, director, treasurer since 1930, president since 1944. Director Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Company, Old Colony Co-operation Bank, Providence Gas Company, Providence Institute Savings, Providence Journal Company, Providence Union National Bank & Trust Company, Wanskuck Company, What Cheer Mutual Fire Insurance Company, Willcox & Gibbs Sewing Machine Company, president Providence Journal, 1957-1960, chairman, since 1960. Trustee Providence Public Library since 1920, president since 1940.

Membership

Member Providence Engineering Society, Associate Alumni Brown U., Alpha Delta Phi. Clubs: Providence Art.

Connections

Married Dorothy Gladding, March 28, 1914. Children: Dorothy (Mistress Charles S. Wilson), Henry Dexter Sharpe, William Gladding, Elizabeth Hoppin (Mistress Arthur V. Lee III).

father:
Zechariah Dexter

mother:
Mary Dexter

spouse:
Dorothy Gladding

child:
Henry Dexter Sharpe Chafee

child:
Dorothy Chafee (Mistress Charles S. Wilson)

child:
Elizabeth Hoppin Chafee (Mistress Arthur V. Lee III)

child:
William Gladding Chafee