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Herbert Warren Ladd

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Herbert Warren Ladd, American governor. Club. Presented fully equipped astronomical observatory, erected 1891, to Brown University.

Background

Ladd, Herbert Warren was born on October 15, 1843 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Warren and Lucy Ladd.

Education

Graduate New Bedford High School, 1860 (Master of Arts, Brown University). In wholesale dry goods house, 1860-July, 1861.

Career

On staff New Bedford Mercury, 1861. Went to field of war, 1862, in North Carolina In 1864 entered dry goods house of White, Brown & Company, Boston, but 7 years later formed firm of Ladd & Davis (dry goods), Providence, Rhode Island, incorporated, 1887, as The H. W. Ladd Company, its successor, he being pres. Governor Rhode Island, 1889-1890, 1891-1892.

Founded Commercial Club. Vice president Providence Board of Trade 2 years. President Rhode Island Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

President Rhode Island School of Design. One of organizers Providence Congressional Club. Presented fully equipped astronomical observatory, erected 1891, to Brown University.

Membership

Club. Presented fully equipped astronomical observatory, erected 1891, to Brown University.

Connections

Married Emma Burrows, May 25, 1870 (died 1889).

father:
Warren Ladd

mother:
Lucy Ladd

spouse:
Emma Burrows