Biography of Thomas G. Hazard, Jr.

Occupied during his mature life as a civil engineer and a practical farmer, Thomas G. Hazard, Jr., of Narragansett, has been highly successful in both activities and has achieved a reputation that has brought him the admiration of the community. He is a representative of old Colonial stock and has lived up to the fine traditions of industry and enterprise that have been his heritage, making friends wherever he moved and retaining them through an attractive personality and a loyalty to duty and to his citizenship.

Born in Narragansett, Rhode Island, July 20, 1862, he is a son of Thomas G., a native of Newport and a successful farmer, now deceased, and Mary King (Brooks) Hazard, of Salem, Massachusetts, also deceased. He was educated in the local public schools and at Brown University, Providence, where he studied civil engineering. He then assisted his father in farming at Namcook Farm in Boston Neck and also engaged in his professional occupation. From 1902 to 1911 he was superintendent of the Narragansett Pier, Rhode Island. In 1911 he became general manager of the Wakefield Water Company, which supplies water to that town and to Peace Dale and Narragansett. Mr. Hazard is a lineal descendant of Nicholas Easton, president of Rhode Island under the Charter of 1643; of Major Daniel Lyman, an officer on the staff of George Washington during the American Revolution; and grandson of Benjamin Hazard, who served for twenty-one years in the Rhode Island Legislature and as speaker of the House for many years. He himself served one term in the Legislature and ten on the Narragansett School Board. Since 1890 he has been engineer for the town of Narragansett. He is independent in politics and is a member of the New England Water Works Association, Boston Society of Civil Engineers, Providence Engineering Society, Narragansett Chamber of Commerce, Rhode Island Historical Society, Rhode Island Society of Colonial Wars, the Newport Historical Society, and the Providence Art Club.

Mr. Hazard married, March 8 , 1930. Nancy Lyman Pawle of Chelmsford, Essex, England.

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

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