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Governor Lincoln D. Chafee records

 Series — Box: Governor Lincoln D. Chafee CD and audiotapes, Restricted
Identifier: 2015-01

Scope and Contents

The Governor Lincoln D. Chafee records consist of documents related to the administration of Governor Lincoln D. Chafee. These records include correspondence, memoranda, citations, proclamations, records related to various special projects, transition reports and documents, records related to bond issues, the request and approval by various Executive branch agencies in retaining outside legal counsel, correspondence, reports and other documents related to various legislation. Also includes documents related to Rhode Island Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, the Charter Museum, Outdoor Advertising, the Thomas Dorr Sculpture, the State House Gallery, Visitor Center, Creative and Cultural Economy, RIDOT- 2 Capitol Hill projects, the Governor’s Portrait Commission, State House Battle Flags, Creative and Cultural Economy, I-195 Commission, donation requests received by the Governor’s Office and the Governor’s Office’s copies of legislative transmittal receipts. Also consists of the Citations issued to people and organizations by the Governor’s Office and the Gubernatorial Proclamations issued by the Governor from 2011-2014.


  • 2011-2015

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Conditions Governing Access

Some records are sealed for fifteen years. They are marked in this record as such.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is in the public domain unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.

Biographical / Historical

Lincoln Davenport Chafee, (son of John H. Chafee; great-great-nephew of Henry F. Lippitt), a Senator from Rhode Island; born in Warwick, R.I. on March 26, 1953; attended Warwick public schools; graduated Brown University 1975; delegate to Rhode Island constitutional convention 1985; member, Warwick city council 1986-1992; mayor of Warwick 1992-1999; appointed on November 2, 1999, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his father, John H. Chafee; elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate in 2000, and served from November 2, 1999, to January 3, 2007; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 2006; elected governor of Rhode Island as an Independent in 2010, and took the oath of office on January 4, 2011. Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress


86.40 Cubic Feet (72 record cartons and 2 (1 TB) External Seagate Branded USB Drives)


These are the records of the administration for Governor Lincoln D. Chafee for the years 2011-2015.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Office of the Governor Legal Counsel on January 2, 2015.


No further accruals are anticipated at this time.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rhode Island State Archives Repository

33 Broad Street
Providence RI 02903 USA