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Encyclopedia > Royal C. Taft

Royal Chapin Taft (February 14, 1823June 4, 1912) was an US policitian and businessman, whose most distinguished post was that of Governor of Rhode Island 1888–1889. February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1823 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... June 4 is the 155th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (156th in leap years), with 210 days remaining. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Official language(s) None Capital Providence Largest city Providence Area  Ranked 50th  - Total 1,214* sq mi (3,144* km²)  - Width 37 miles (60 km)  - Length 48 miles (77 km)  - % water 32. ...


He was born in Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, February 14, 1823, and was educated at Worcester Academy, where he graduated in 1872. His parents were Orsmus Taft and Margaret (Smith) Taft; on October 31, 1850, he married Mary Frances Aimington.[1] Northbridge is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Worcester County is the name of several counties in the United States of America: Worcester County, Maryland Worcester County, Massachusetts This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, the remainder of this article may require cleanup. ... February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1823 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Worcester Academy Worcester Academy is an elite private preparatory school located in Worcester, Massachusetts. ... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining. ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


He belonged to the Republican party, and was elected member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1880-84; Governor of Rhode Island, 1888-89. GOP redirects here. ...


He was also president of Merchants National Bank from 1868[2] president of the Boston & Providence Railroad, and a director of the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad (which took control of the B&P in 1893). He died June 4, 1912]], and is interred at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, R.I. The Attleboro/Stoughton Line is a line of the MBTA Commuter Rail system running southwest from Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The main line was originally built by the Boston and Providence Railroad, and now carries service during the week between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island, and weekend service to South Attleboro. ... The New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad (AAR reporting mark NH) was a railroad that operated in the northeast United States. ... June 4 is the 155th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (156th in leap years), with 210 days remaining. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Swan Point Cemetery is a cemetery located in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Established in 1846 on a 60 acre plot of land. ... Providence may mean: Divine Providence Providence College in Rhode Island, USA Providence, television series Providence, a 1977 film Providence, a 1991 film starring Keanu Reeves Providence, 1970s-era Providence may also refer to: Providence, Rhode Island (in Providence County) Providence, Alabama Providence, Kentucky Providence, New York It is also the...


He was a patron of the arts, with a large private collection; parts of his collection are now part of various institutions such as the Rhode Island School of Design.[3] The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD, pronounced /RIZ-dee/) is one of the premier fine arts institutions in the United States. ...


Taft Hall at the University of Rhode Island is named after him, as well as the Royal C. Taft Outpatient Building (1891) at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence[4]. The University of Rhode Island, commonly abbreviated as U.R.I., is the principal public research university in the State of Rhode Island, with its main campus in Kingston, Rhode Island, and three other campuses located throughout the state. ...


References

  1. ^ According to [1], he was at that time resident in New York.
  2. ^ See [2], which claims to be a transcript of "Industries and Wealth of the Principal Points in Rhode Island, being the city of Providence, Pawtucket, Central Falls, Woonsocket, Newport, Narragansett Pier, Bristol & Westerly." from 1892
  3. ^ See footnote 4 on [3], which describes Mrs. Taft giving the school 169 prints from his collection in 1945.
  4. ^ Mentioned in [4], which is otherwise irrelevant

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