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Oscar Lapham

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Oscar Lapham, American congressman. Member Rhode Island Senate, 1887-1888.

Background

Lapham, Oscar was born on June 29, 1837 in Burrillville, Rhode Island, United States. Son of Duty and Lucinda (Wheelock) Lapham.

Education

First Lieutenant, adjunct and captain 12th Rhode Island Volunteers in Civil War. Aide-de-camp brigade staff. Served in Army of Potomac and Department of the Ohio, in Kentucky.

Bachelor of Arts, Brown U., 1864, A.M., 1867.

Career

Admitted to bar, 1867, and practiced at Providence, Rhode Island.

Membership

Member Rhode Island Senate, 1887-1888.

Connections

Married Clara Louise Paine, June 20, 1876.

father:
Duty Lapham

mother:
Lucinda (Wheelock) Lapham

spouse:
Clara Louise Paine