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Vet 1913

SHARKHUNTERS Salutes Veterans

JOHN CHAFEE (1913-1991)

United States Marines; Governor, Rhode Island;  United States Senator, Rhode Island

This was a busy guy – he was a graduate of Deerfield Academy but left his post-graduate studies to join the Marines during World War Two. With the end of the war, he returned to school and graduated from Yale University and from Harvard Law.

With the coming of the Korean War, he was recalled to active duty as a Marine Rifle Company Commander.

In 1962 was elected Governor of Rhode Island.

In 1969 appointed Secretary of the Navy.

In 1976, became the first Republican Senator from Rhode Island since 1930.

He joined Sharkhunters in 1991 as he was researching certain parts of World War Two.