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Nelson W. Aldrich

Nelson W. AldrichAKA Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich

Born: 6-Nov-1841
Birthplace: Foster, RI
Died: 16-Apr-1915
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, RI

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Rhode Island, 1881-1911

Military service: Tenth Rhode Island Volunteers (US Civil War, 1862-65)

One of the most, if not the most, powerful men in the US Senate during three presidencies. Grandfather of Nelson Rockefeller.

Wife: Abby Pierce Chapman (m. 9-Oct-1866, ten children)
Son: Richard Steere Aldrich
Daughter: Abby Greene Aldrich (m. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in 1901)
Daughter: Lucy T. Aldrich
Son: Winthrop W. Aldrich (Chairman, Chase Manhattan Bank)

    High School: Academy of East Greenwich, RI

    US Senator, Rhode Island (5-Oct-1881 to 3-Mar-1911)
    US Congressman, Rhode Island 1st (4-Mar-1879 to 4-Oct-1881)
    Rhode Island State House of Representatives (1875-76)
    Rhode Island State Official Providence City Council (1869-1874; as President 1872-73)
    Pilgrims Society

Is the subject of books:
Nelson W. Aldrich: A Leader in American Politics, 1930, BY: Nathaniel Wright Stepehnson


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