Chaffee, John H.

Chaffee, John H. (Hubbard)

(1922–  ) governor, U.S. senator, secretary of the navy; born in Providence, R.I. He was a liberal Republican governor of Rhode Island (1963–69) and the secretary of the navy in the first Nixon administration (1969–72). He was a Senator from Rhode Island (1977).
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