Inductees from 1970

  1. T. Dawson Brown

    Categories: Civic Leaders, Government & Politics

    T. Dawson Brown was former President and Chairman of the Board at the Industrial National Bank. One of the states most active leaders in promoting brotherhood, the betterment of youth, and civic renewal. He served for many years as President of the Narragansett Council of Boy Scouts. Read more >

  2. Raymond F. Farrell (1903-2000)

    Categories: Government & Politics

    A native of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Raymond Farrell was born on February 6, 1903 to James and Jennie (Moran) Farrell. After he graduated from Pawtucket High School he entered Georgetown University and later its La School in Washington, D.C., where he graduated in 1931. Read more >

  3. Congressman Aime Joseph Forand

    Congressman Aime Joseph Forand (1895-1972)

    Categories: Government & Politics, Medicine & Health Care

    Aime Joseph Forand was born on May 23, 1895 in Fall River, Massachusetts to Francois Xavier and MeliLuce Ruest Forand. Forand studied at public and Catholic schools in the state, and also attended the Magnus Commercial School in Providence, and Columbia University in New York.

    At the age of twenty- three, he enlisted in the army and served as sergeant, first class, in the Motor Transport Corps of General John J. Pershing's American Expeditionary Force. Read more >

  4. Frank B. Lanning (1906-1987)

    Categories: Artists & Painters, Civic Leaders, Literature / Writers / Newspapers

    Frank Lanning was born in 1906 at Penns Grove, New Jersey but when his father took a job as a cartoonist with the Providence Journal the family moved to Rhode Island. During his family's stay in Rhode Island, Frank attended Cranston High School and worked part-time at the Providence Journal ? a harbinger of things to come. The family relocated to Cleveland in the early 1920s and Frank finished his schooling there; he joined the Army for a while before beginning his career working as an illustrator for an advertising agency.

    In the 1930s Frank returned to Rhode Island and resumed employment with the Journal, working in the gravure department. Read more >

  5. Jean Madeira (1918-1972)

    Categories: Music (Singers, Composers), Women

    Jean (Browning) Madeira, 1918-1972, sang as contralto diva of the Metropolitan Opera. She gained world renown for her performances in the role of Carmen and starred in the Munich, Salzburg, and Bayreath Festivals. She sang leading roles at LaScala, San Carlo, Vienna, Convent Garden, the Stockholm and Paris Operas, and was sensational as Delilah at the Israeli National Opera. Jean was the only American ever to sing Carmen in the Aix-en-Provence Festival as performed in 1957. Read more >

  6. Francis Madeira (1917-)

    Categories: Education & Universities, Music (Singers, Composers)

    Francis Madeira is an organizer and Director of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra. He first moved to Providence in 1943,when he joined the Brown University faculty as an instructor of music. Read more >

  7. Dr. Albert L. Midgely

    Categories: Education & Universities, Medicine & Health Care

    Dr. Albert Midgely was a pioneer in dental education. A prominent oral surgeon, he became a Founder, Secretary, and President of the American College of Dentistry. After serving on the Rhode Island Board of Dental Examiners for thirty-five years. Read more >

  8. Joseph Mullaney (1925-2000)

    Categories: Education & Universities, Sports - Basketball

    Joseph Mullaney was born on Long Island, New York on November 17, 1925. After graduating from Chaminade High School in Mineola and service in the US Air Force he attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts where he played basketball with the legendary Bob Cousy. In 1947 he was co-captain of the Crusaders when they won the NCAA basketball national championship. After graduation from college he played one year of professional basketball for the Boston Celtics alongside his college teammate Cousy. Read more >

  9. Gov. Dennis J. Roberts

    Gov. Dennis J. Roberts (1903-1994)

    Categories: Government & Politics

    Dennis J. Roberts, 1903-1994, served as Rhode Island's Governor for four terms from 1951 to 1959. This following a long stint as Mayor of the City of Providence for ten years, from 1941 to 1951. He also served an additional four years as a Rhode Island State Senator. Read more >

  10. Dr. Americo A. Savastano (1906-1987)

    Categories: Education & Universities, Medicine & Health Care

    Americo A. "Savy" Savastano, M.D., one of the world's most renowned surgeons, served as Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Rhode Island Hospital. Read more >

  11. Judah Touro

    Judah Touro (1775-1854)

    Categories: Famous RI Families, Philanthropists

    Judah Touro, 1775-1854, was a Newport philanthropist who made many contributions to his native city, many of them after he became a citizen of New Orleans. He played a major role in the erection of Bunker Hill Monument with considerable financial aide. Mr. Touro gifted Touro Park to the city of Newport and died in 1854. Read more >



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