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Rhode Island - three centuries of democracy vol 3

Biography of Peter A. Soderlund

One of the prominent and progressive citizens of East Greenwich, Rhode Island, whose achievements and civic ideals entitle him to a place in these pages is Peter A. Soderlund, contractor and builder. Besides being an able business man and dependable builder, Mr. Soderlund has served in public office and has participated actively in fraternal and religious developments. Peter A. Soderlund was born in Sweden, September 1, 1881, son of John P. Soderlund, a native of Sweden, a builder in his own country, who sought his fortunes in the New World in 1894. He settled in Providence, Rhode Island, and in …

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Biography of George A. Bergstrom

Conducting the largest independent grocery and meat market in East Greenwich, George A. Bergstrom has built up the business to this point within less than half a dozen years by a close attention to every detail of the work and an unflagging industry. Mr. Bergstrom’s interest in all progressive movements of the community has been notable, and indicates the highest type of citizenship, as does his military record during that period when our country needed all its manpower to overcome the common enemy, and sent millions of soldiers overseas for that purpose. He has also shown a spirit of comradeship …

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Biography of J. Robert Abramson

Cashier of the Centreville National and Savings Bank at Centreville, Rhode Island, J. Robert Abramson has risen to this position through the merit of his services in the institution with which he is connected. Though still a young man he is well known in financial circles of this section. Mr. Abramson was born on June 8, 1897, at Warwick, Rhode Island, a son of Charles A. Abramson, a carpenter, and of Ida J. (Johnson) Abramson. Both his parents were natives of Sweden. The son, J. Robert Abramson, received his education in the public schools of the town of Warwick, and …

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Biography of Albert W. Bradley

A native of New York State, but since his early childhood a resident of Rhode Island, Mr. Bradley was during the earlier part of his career identified in various responsible positions with several of the leading manufacturing companies of Kent County. Eventually, he became a member of one of the leading insurance firms of Kent County, becoming the secretary and treasurer. He enjoys not only a high reputation in business and financial circles, but has been exceptionally prominent and active in fraternal affairs. Effectively active in church work, Mr. Bradley, by the extent and variety of his numerous interests, typifies …

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Biography of Yvon Amedee Archambault

A native and lifelong resident of Arctic, Kent County, Mr. Archambault has been for many years one of that county’s leading business men as the owner of the largest furniture business in Kent County. He is also active in civic, fraternal and religious affairs. A veteran of the World War, he proved his patriotism by more than two years’ active military service with the United States Army, about half of which was spent overseas. In every respect he represents the useful, upright and public-spirited citizen. John B. Archambault, the father of the subject of this article, was born in St. …

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Biography of Frederick G. Brown

Having become connected with one of the leading industrial establishments of Warwick immediately following his graduation from college, Mr. Brown has continued his association with his company. As the result of his unusual business and executive ability and his close application to his work he has received several promotions to positions of ever increasing responsibility, at present being one of the executives. Though one of the younger generation of business men, he enjoys a high standing in the business world. He showed his patriotism by service during the World War in the military forces of the United States, while his …

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Biography of Warren A. Sherman

In the educational field, Rhode Island has had its leaders, just as it has had them in every other walk of life. One such leader, a man who has risen steadily in his profession to his present position, who has combined years of work in practical teaching in the classroom with administrative and executive duties, is Warren A. Sherman. In February, 1930, he received his appointment as superintendent of schools of the town of Warwick, Rhode Island; and in this post, as in all his other activities in his native State, he has proven himself a capable and public-spirited worker, …

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Biography of Peter Beaton

Town clerk and tax collector of the town of Coventry, Rhode Island, Peter Beaton has been an important figure in the life of this section for many years. He was born at Coventry, Rhode Island, on October 7, 1890, a son of James and Belle D. (MacMackin) Beaton, both natives of Glasgow, Scotland. The father was engaged as a quarryman and contractor until the time of his death. The mother is still living. Peter Beaton received his preliminary education in Rhode Island public schools, later attended Warwick High School, and the Bryant and Stratton Business College at Providence. Beginning his …

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Herbert Bradford Horton

Biography of Herbert Bradford Horton, M. D.

Losing his father when he was fifteen years of age, Herbert Bradford Horton, a native of Rhode Island and member of one of the State’s most distinguished families, set about acquiring an education that resulted in his adoption of the medical profession and he came to be known as one of the leaders in medical practice. For many years he lived in East Greenwich, where his ability and public spirit, his helpfulness to the people and his many other qualities were recognized by his selection for many offices, in which he served with high credit to himself and to the …

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Biography of Joseph H. Gorman

As proprietor of one of the largest establishments in New England devoted to the wholesale distribution of shell and other types of fish, Joseph H. Gorman is prominent in his home town of East Greenwich, Rhode Island, and widely known in all the sections of New England and New York to which his trade extends. He has made the King Gorman Wholesale Fish Company a conspicuous success. Combined with an ambitious and progressive spirit and with an expert knowledge of his wares and his market, Mr. Gorman has built his business on high standards of business ethics. State and Federal …

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