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John Lester Hubbard Chafee (October 22, 1922October 24, 1999) was an American politician. He served as an officer in the U.S. Marines, as governor of Rhode Island, as the Secretary of the Navy, and as a United States Senator. October 22 is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 70 days remaining. ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 68 days remaining. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... A politician is an individual involved in politics. ... United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military. ... State nickname: The Ocean State, Little Rhody Official languages None Capital Providence Largest city Providence Governor Donald Carcieri (R) Senators Jack Reed (D) Lincoln Chafee (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 50th 4,005 km² 32. ... Flag of the United States Secretary of the Navy. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ...


Chafee was born in Providence, Rhode Island to a politically active family. His great-grandfather, Henry Lippitt, was a Rhode Island governor and among his great-uncles were a Rhode Island governor, Charles Warren Lippitt, and United States senator Henry Frederick Lippitt. City nickname: Beehive of Industry Location Location in Rhode Island Government Country State County United States   Rhode Island Mayor David N. Cicilline (Dem) Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 20. ... A governor is also a device that regulates the speed of a machine. ...


In 1940, he graduated from Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts. Chafee served in the Marines during World War II, spending his 20th birthday on Guadalcanal. He received degrees from Yale University in 1947 and Harvard University law school in 1950. In 1951, he was recalled to active service to be a Marine rifle company commander during the Korean War. 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Deerfield Academy is a prep school located in Deerfield, Massachusetts. ... State nickname: Bay State Official languages English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney (R) Senators Edward Kennedy (D) John Kerry (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 44th 27,360 km² 25. ... Combatants Allied Powers Axis Powers Commanders {{{commander1}}} {{{commander2}}} Strength {{{strength1}}} {{{strength2}}} Casualties 37 million Civilians 25 million military World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th century conflict that engulfed much of the globe and is accepted as the largest and deadliest war in... Guadalcanal, a 2,510 square mile (6,500 km²) island in the Pacific Ocean and a province of the Solomon Islands, is largely a jungle. ... Yale University is a private university in New Haven, Connecticut. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... The Korean War, from June 25, 1950 to cease-fire on July 27, 1953 (technically speaking, the war has not yet ended), was a conflict between North Korea and South Korea. ...


Chafee became active in behind-the-scenes Rhode Island politics by helping elect a mayor of Providence in the early 1950s. He successfully ran for a seat in the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 1956 and later became the minority leader. He was reelected in 1958 and 1960, the latter a year when many Republicans were swept from office in his state. City nickname: Beehive of Industry Location Location in Rhode Island Government Country State County United States   Rhode Island Mayor David N. Cicilline (Dem) Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 20. ... // Events and trends This map shows two essential global spheres during the Cold War in 1959. ... The Rhode Island House of Representatives is the lower body of the Rhode Island General Assembly, and consists of 75 members. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...


Chafee was elected governor in 1962, helping create the state's public transportation administration as well as what was known as the Green Acres program, a conservation effort. Chafee was head of the Republican Governors Association in the late 1960s. He served as governor until 1969. 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Republican Governors Association is an association for governors in the United States who belong to the United States Republican Party. ... The 1960s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ...


He was appointed Secretary of the Navy in 1969. His tenure as secretary was marked by a willingness to make bold decisions and stand by them. Emblematic of this was his decision to elevate Adm. Elmo Zumwalt as Chief of Naval Operations over 33 more senior officers, and his judicious handling of the USS Pueblo situation. He served as Secretary of the Navy until 1972. Flag of the United States Secretary of the Navy. ... Elmo R. Zumwalt Elmo Russell Zumwalt, Jr. ... The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) is the senior military officer in the United States Navy. ... USS Pueblo (AGER-2) USS Pueblo, AGER-2 is a United States ship, famous for being boarded and captured by soldiers of North Korea in 1968 in what is known as the Pueblo incident. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ...


After an unsuccessful candidacy for the Senate in 1972, Chafee was elected to that body in 1976, serving as chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. He first joined the committee in 1977 and made environmental matters a chief concern, often breaking with his party to the delight of conservation groups. Results -- Independent holds in light yellow, Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1976 was an election for the United States Senate that coincided with Democrat Jimmy Carters election to the presidency. ... The United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works is responsible for dealing with matters related to the environment and infrastructure. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ...


Among the bills Chafee fostered while in the minority was the Clean Water Act of 1986, and the 1990 amendments to the Clean Air Act. He also was an architect of the Superfund program in 1980 to clean up hazardous waste sites as well as the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. The United States Congress passed the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972, 33 U.S.C.A. §1251 et seq. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... A Clean Air Act may be one of a number of pieces of legislation relating to reduction of smog and atmospheric pollution in general. ... Checking the status of a cleanup site CERCLA is an acronym for the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 9601 to 9675 (commonly known as the Superfund), which was enacted by the United States Congress on December 11, 1980 in response to the Love Canal... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 was passed by Congress to prevent further spills from occurring in the United States. ...


Frequently following a moderate path, Chafee was pro-choice on abortion and supported the North American Free Trade Agreement. He opposed the death penalty, school prayer, and the ban on gays serving in the military. Chafee was one of the few Republicans to support strict gun control laws. He sponsored a bill that, if passed, would have prohibited the "manufacture, importation, exportation, sale, purchase, transfer, receipt, possession, or transportation of handguns and hand ammunition." Pro-choice is a common self-description used by people who believe that a woman should have the absolute legal right to have an abortion, or that one can choose on issues relating to the life or death of themselves or any part of their body. ... NAFTA Initialing Ceremony, October 1992. ...


"John Chafee proved that politics can be an honorable profession," President Bill Clinton said in a statement to the Associated Press, shortly after Chafee died. "He embodied the decent center which has carried America from triumph to triumph for over 200 years." William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe, III on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Associated Press logo This article concerns the news service. ...


Chafee sat on the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and was chairman of the Senate Finance Committee's Subcommittee on Health Care, but his biggest imprint was on environmental concerns. The United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is a select committee of the United States Senate dedicated to overseeing the American Intelligence Community—the agencies and bureaus of the U.S. federal government who provide information and analysis for leaders of the executive and legislative branches. ... The U.S. Senate Committee on Finance (or, less formally, Senate Finance Committee) is a standing committee of the United States Senate. ...


His last major act was authoring and sponsoring the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, which authorized funding for transportation programs for the next six years.


A few months after declaring that he would not seek reelection in 2000, he died suddenly in October 1999 at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. His son, Lincoln Chafee was appointed to serve the remainder of his term. This article is about the year 2000. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, also known as the Bethesda Naval Hospital, is considered the flagship of the United States Navys system of medical centers. ... Panoramic view of downtown Bethesda Bethesda is an urbanized, but unincorporated, area in Montgomery County, Maryland, near Washington, D.C.. It takes its name from a church located there, the Bethesda Presbyterian Church (built 1820), which in turn was named from a passage in the New Testament. ... Lincoln Davenport Chafee (born March 26, 1953) is a United States Senator from Rhode Island. ...


The USS Chafee (DDG-90) was named in his honor. USS Chafee (DDG-90) is an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer serving in United States Navy as of 2004. ...



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Preceded by:
John O. Pastore
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Rhode Island
1977-1999
Succeeded by:
Lincoln Chafee

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Chafee was appointed to the United States Senate in 1999 upon the death of his father, Senator John Chafee, and was elected to a full six-year term in 2000.
Chafee was elected to a full six-year term in 2000, defeating Democratic candidate former U.S. Representative Robert Weygand by a 57% to 41% margin in the heavily Democratic state.
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Chafee sat on the Select Committee on Intelligence and was chairman of the Senate Finance Committee's subcommittee on health care, but his biggest imprint was on environmental concerns.
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Chafee was elected governor in 1962, and he helped create the state's public transportation administration as well as what was known as the Green Acres program, a conservation effort.
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