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Henry F. Lippitt
|United States Senator|
from Rhode Island
March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1917
|Preceded by||Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich|
|Succeeded by||Peter Goelet Gerry|
Henry Frederick Lippitt
October 12, 1856
Providence, Rhode Island
|Died||December 28, 1933 (aged 77)|
Providence, Rhode Island
|Resting place||Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Rhode Island|
Mary Louise Bowen
(m. 1881; died 1910)
John Bowen Lippitt
Mary Ann Lippitt
|Education||Brown University (1878)|
Henry Frederick Lippitt (October 12, 1856 – December 28, 1933) was a member of the prominent Lippitt family, which made its fortune in the textile business, and served as United States Senator from Rhode Island.
Born in Providence on October 12, 1856, Lippitt was the son of Henry Lippitt and Mary Ann (Balch) Lippitt. He attended Mowry & Goff's, a private school in Providence, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University in 1878. He was president of his graduating class and admitted to membership in Phi Beta Kappa. After graduation, Lippitt and joined his family's cotton textile manufacturing business.
Lippitt was director of the Slater Trust Company of Pawtucket and of several mill insurance companies. He was also vice president of the People's Savings Bank of Providence and a director of the Mechanics National Bank.
Lippitt was elected to the United States Senate as a Republican and served from March 4, 1911 to March 3, 1917. While in the Senate, he was chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Agriculture (Sixty-second Congress). Lippitt had been elected by the state legislature, and was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916, following passage of the Seventeenth Amendment, which provided that U.S. Senators be chosen by popular vote.
He was a member of the Squantum Association, Hope Club, Agawam Hunt Club, Rhode Island Yacht Club, New York Yacht Club, Larchmont Yacht Club, and University Club of New York. He was also a member of New England Cotton Manufacturers' Association, and in 1892 he joined the Rhode Island Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.
In 1881 Lippitt married Mary Louise Bowen, a member of another family prominent in the Rhode Island textile manufacturing business. Their children included Louise, Henry, Frances, and John Bowen Lippitt.
Following the death of his first wife, Lippitt married Lucy Herron Laughlin in 1915, a sister of former First Lady Helen Herron Taft and widow of Thomas K. Laughlin of Pittsburgh. They had two children: Rhode Island politician and philanthropist Frederick Lippitt and aviator Mary Ann Lippitt.
Henry F. Lippitt was the son of Rhode Island Governor Henry Lippitt and the brother of Rhode Island Governor Charles W. Lippitt. He was also a great-uncle of John H. Chafee and a great-great-uncle of Lincoln D. Chafee, both U.S. Senators as well as governors of Rhode Island.
- "In Memoriam: Henry Frederic Lippttt, Sigma '78", pp. 235-237.
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- Where They're Buried, p. 142.
- "Death Notice, Frederick Lippitt".
- "Sen. John Chafee Dies at 77", p. B5.
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- "In Memoriam: Henry Frederic Lippttt, Sigma '78". The Diamond of Psi Upsilon. Vol. 20, Issues 2-3. Boston, MA: Psi Upsilon Fraternity. January–March 1934.
- Marquis, Albert Nelson (1916). Who's Who in New England. Chicago, IL: A. N. Marquis & Company. p. 674.
- Spencer, Thomas E. (1998). Where They're Buried. Boston, MA: Clearfield Company. p. 142. ISBN 978-0-8063-4823-0.
- Bernstein, Adam (October 26, 1999). "Sen. John Chafee Dies at 77". Washington Post. Washington, DC.
- "Death Notice, Frederick Lippitt". New York Times. New York, NY. May 17, 2005.
- United States Congress. "Henry F. Lippitt (id: L000343)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|Party political offices|
|First|| Republican nominee for U.S. Senator from Rhode Island
Robert Livingston Beeckman
Nelson W. Aldrich
| U.S. senator (Class 1) from Rhode Island
Peter G. Gerry