John Chafee

John Chafee
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Personal details
Born
John Lester Hubbard Chafee

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Providence, Rhode Island
DiedOctober 24, 1999(1999-10-24) (aged 77)
Washington, D.C.
Resting placeChafee Family Cemetery
Warwick, Rhode Island
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Virginia Coates Chafee
Alma materYale University (1947)
Harvard Law School (1950)
AwardsPresidential Medal of Freedom
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Marine Corps
Years of service1942–1945, 1951–1953
RankCaptain
Battles/warsWorld War II
* Battle of Guadalcanal
* Battle of Okinawa
Chosin Reservoir

John Lester Hubbard Chafee (October 22, 1922 – October 24, 1999) was an American politician. He was an officer in the United States Marine Corps. He was the 66th Governor of Rhode Island. He was the Secretary of the Navy. He was a United States Senator.

Chafee was born on October 22, 1922 in Providence, Rhode Island. He studied at Yale University and at Harvard Law School. Chafee was married to Virginia Coates until his death in 1999. They had six children; one daughter was killed in an racing accident.

Chafee died suddenly on October 24, 1999 from congestive heart failure in his home in Washington, D.C., aged 77.[1] He is buried at Chafee Family Cemetery in Warwick, Rhode Island.

Chafee's son, Lincoln, is a former governor and former senator of Rhode Island.

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