Biography of Frank P. Lamb

Sales and service agent for the Chrysler Motor Car Company in the western part of Kent County, Rhode Island, Frank P. Lamb is one of the well-known business men of this section. He has been a resident here for many years.

Mr. Lamb was born on September 22, 1889, at Providence, Rhode Island, a son of Patrick and Hannah (Loughran) Lamb, both natives of Ireland. The father was a contracting mason, and was so engaged until the time of his death.

Frank P. Lamb was educated in the public schools of Warwick, Rhode Island, and after the completion of his educational training began his active business career at the age of sixteen. At first he was employed in a grocery and meat market, where he served his apprenticeship in business methods, and laid his plans for the future. While still a very young man, he was appointed postmaster of the town of Natick, Rhode Island, and for nine and a half years filled this office with efficiency and success.

The year 1922 marked Mr. Lamb’s first connection with the automobile industry. At that time he established an automobile tire and accessories enterprise at Riverpoint, Rhode Island, and conducted it independently for a number of years. In 1923-1924, he took over the Durant automobile sales and service for this section, and in 1925-26, became agent for Nash motor cars. Since 1926 he has been agent for the Chrysler Motor Car Company in the western part of Kent County. Mr. Lamb’s salesroom is located at Main Street and Harris Avenue, at West Warwick. He is sole owner of the business, both sales and service, and his efforts have built up a prosperous trade throughout all this section.

In politics Mr. Lamb is a member of the Democratic party, taking a prominent part in civic and political affairs. In 1928 he was elected a member of the School Board of the town of West Warwick, and is still serving in that position, having been elected chairman of the board in 1929. He is affiliated fraternally with Narragansett Tribe of the Improved Order of Red Men, and with Leo Council of the Knights of Columbus, of which he has served as Deputy Grand Knight. He is also a member of the West Warwick Country Club, while among the various associations of the men of his profession, he holds membership in the Rhode Island Automobile Dealers Association, and the National Automobile Dealers Association. Mr. Lamb’s favorite recreation is golf. He worships in the Roman Catholic faith, and with his family attends St. James Church of this denomination at West Warwick.

In 1914, Frank P. Lamb married Susie V. Gallagher, who was born at Natick, Rhode Island. They are the parents of three children: Francis D., Lawrence Leo, and Thomas. Mr. and Mrs. Lamb maintain their residence at West Warwick.

Source: Carroll, Charles. Rhode Island: Three Centuries of Democracy, vol 3 of 4. New York: Lewis historical Pub. Co., 1932.

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