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Providence, RI

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.providenceri.com/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.provchamber.com/

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.goprovidence.com/

Population:
173618 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1636

County:
Providence County

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Providence Journal

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Providence College
1917
Johnson & Wales University
1914
Rhode Island School of Design
1877
Rhode Island College
1854
Brown University
1764

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Bancorp Rhode Island
1996
Providence Equity Partners
1991
Nortek
1967
Textron
1923
Citizens Financial Group
1828
Citizens Bank of Rhode Island
1828
GTECH
 

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Winthrop W. Aldrich
Business
2-Nov-1885 25-Feb-1974 Chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank, 1934-53
Ted Berrigan
Poet
15-Nov-1934 4-Jul-1983 The Sonnets
Blu Cantrell
Singer
1-Oct-1976   So Blu
John H. Chafee
Politician
22-Oct-1922 24-Oct-1999 US Senator from Rhode Island, 1976-99
Marilyn Chambers
Pornstar
22-Apr-1952 12-Apr-2009 Behind the Green Door
David N. Cicilline
Politician
15-Jul-1961   Congressman, Rhode Island 1st
John Bates Clark
Economist
26-Jan-1847 21-Mar-1938 Philosophy of Wealth
George M. Cohan
Composer
3-Jul-1878 5-Nov-1942 Yankee Doodle Dandy
Christopher Del Sesto
Politician
10-Mar-1907 23-Dec-1973 Governor of Rhode Island, 1959-61
Timothy Donnelly
Poet
1969   Twenty-Seven Props
John W. Dower
Historian
21-Jun-1938   Embracing Defeat
Wylie Dufresne
Chef
1970   WD-50
Nelson Eddy
Singer
29-Jun-1901 6-Mar-1967 Phantom of the Opera
Stanley Fish
Scholar
19-Apr-1938   Deconstructionist literary critic
Fred Friendly
Journalist
30-Oct-1915 3-Mar-1998 President of CBS News, 1964-66
J. Joseph Garrahy
Politician
26-Nov-1930 24-Jan-2012 Governor of Rhode Island, 1977-85
Charles K. Gifford
Business
8-Nov-1942   Bank of America Chairman, 2004-05
James Goodby
Diplomat
20-Dec-1929   US Ambassador to Finland, 1980-81
Theodore F. Green
Politician
2-Oct-1867 19-May-1966 Governor and Senator from Rhode Island
Bobby Hackett
Jazz Musician
31-Jan-1915 7-Jun-1976 Played with Glenn Miller, Jackie Gleason
David Hedison
Actor
20-May-1927   Twice Felix Leiter in Bond films
Brian Helgeland
Screenwriter
17-Jan-1961   A Knight's Tale
Franklin P. Huddle
Diplomat
9-May-1943   US Ambassador to Tajikistan, 2001-03
Charlie Hunter
Jazz Musician
23-May-1967   8-string jazz guitar virtuoso
Ruth Hussey
Actor
30-Oct-1911 19-Apr-2005 The Philadelphia Story
Rushworth M. Kidder
Author
8-May-1944 5-Mar-2012 Founder, Institute for Global Ethics
Galway Kinnell
Poet
1-Feb-1927   Selected Poems
Margaret Ladd
Actor
8-Nov-1942   Emma Channing on Falcon Crest
Jim Langevin
Politician
22-Apr-1964   Congressman, Rhode Island 2nd
Frank Licht
Politician
13-Mar-1916 30-May-1987 Governor of Rhode Island, 1969-73
Richard A. Licht
Politician
25-Mar-1948   Lt. Governor of Rhode Island, 1985-89
H. P. Lovecraft
Author
20-Aug-1890 15-Mar-1937 The Call of Cthulhu
George Macready
Actor
29-Aug-1908 2-Jul-1973 Paths of Glory
Jason Marsden
Actor
3-Jan-1975   Eerie, Indiana
Cormac McCarthy
Novelist
20-Jul-1933   All the Pretty Horses
William P. McCormick
Diplomat
18-Aug-1939   US Ambassador to New Zealand
John S. McKiernan
Politician
15-Oct-1911 9-Mar-1997 Governor of Rhode Island, 1950-51
John McLaughlin
Talk Show Host
29-Mar-1927   The McLaughlin Group
James McNerney
Business
22-Aug-1949   CEO of Boeing
Barry Mills
Attorney
8-Sep-1950   President, Bowdoin College
Shanna Moakler
Actor
28-Mar-1975   Pacific Blue
Dee Dee Myers
Government
1-Sep-1961   Bill Clinton's press secretary
Annette L. Nazareth
Government
c. 1956   Securities and Exchange Commission
Joe Nocera
Columnist
6-May-1952   Business columnist, NYT
John A. Notte, Jr.
Politician
3-May-1909 7-Mar-1983 Governor of Rhode Island, 1961-63
Edwin O'Connor
Novelist
29-Jul-1918 23-Mar-1968 The Last Hurrah
Jeffrey Osborne
Musician
9-Mar-1948   On the Wings of Love
John O. Pastore
Politician
17-Mar-1907 15-Jul-2000 Governor and Senator from Rhode Island
Pauly D
Disc Jockey
5-Jul-1980   Jersey Shore
Jack Reed
Politician
12-Nov-1949   US Senator from Rhode Island
Dennis J. Roberts
Politician
8-Apr-1903 30-Jun-1994 Governor of Rhode Island, 1951-59
Josh Schwartz
Screenwriter
6-Aug-1976   Creator, The O.C.
William Schwartz
Business
6-May-1933   Dean of Boston University Law, 1980-88
Bruce M. Selya
Judge
27-May-1934   1st Circuit Court of Appeals, 1986-2006
Brendan V. Sullivan, Jr.
Attorney
11-Mar-1942   Oliver North's counsel during Iran-Contra
Bruce Sundlun
Politician
19-Jan-1920 21-Jul-2011 Governor of Rhode Island, 1991-95
Stuart A. Taylor II
Business
28-Nov-1960   The Taylor Group LLC
Pat Toomey
Politician
17-Nov-1961   US Senator from Pennsylvania
Meredith Vieira
Game Show Host
30-Dec-1953   Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
David S. Ward
Film Director
25-Oct-1945   The Sting
Sheldon Whitehouse
Politician
20-Oct-1955   US Senator from Rhode Island
Leonard Woodcock
Labor Leader
15-Feb-1911 16-Jan-2001 5th UAW President, 1970-77

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Burt Blechman
Novelist
2-Mar-1927 29-Dec-1998 How Much?
R. V. Cassill
Novelist
17-May-1919 25-Mar-2002 Dr. Cobb's Game
George Henry Corliss
Inventor
2-Jun-1817 21-Feb-1888 Corliss valve and steam engines
Christopher Del Sesto
Politician
10-Mar-1907 23-Dec-1973 Governor of Rhode Island, 1959-61
John R. Freeman
Engineer
27-Jul-1855 6-Oct-1932 Charles River Dam
Theodore F. Green
Politician
2-Oct-1867 19-May-1966 Governor and Senator from Rhode Island
William Torrey Harris
Educator
10-Sep-1835 5-Nov-1909 US Commissioner of Education
John Hawkes
Novelist
17-Aug-1925 15-May-1998 The Blood Oranges
Mayo D. Hersey
Engineer
30-Aug-1886 5-Sep-1978 Tribology
Donald F. Hornig
Educator
17-Mar-1920 21-Jan-2013 President of Brown University, 1970-76
Barnaby C. Keeney
Educator
17-Oct-1914 18-Jun-1980 President of Brown University, 1955-66
John La Farge
Painter
31-Mar-1835 14-Nov-1910 Painter, muralist, stained-glass designer
Owen Lattimore
Author
29-Jul-1900 31-May-1989 Scholar of Mongolia
Frank Licht
Politician
13-Mar-1916 30-May-1987 Governor of Rhode Island, 1969-73
H. P. Lovecraft
Author
20-Aug-1890 15-Mar-1937 The Call of Cthulhu
Jean Madeira
Singer
14-Nov-1924 11-Jul-1972 Operatic contralto, Carmen
John J. McLaughry
Football
8-Apr-1917 28-Nov-2007 Head Coach at Brown, 1959-66
John A. Notte, Jr.
Politician
3-May-1909 7-Mar-1983 Governor of Rhode Island, 1961-63
Dennis J. Roberts
Politician
8-Apr-1903 30-Jun-1994 Governor of Rhode Island, 1951-59
Roger Williams
Religion
c. 1604 1684 Founder of Rhode Island Colony



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