For upward of twenty years Anthony V. Pettine, of Providence, has maintained a progressively prominent position in the legal ranks of the city and is known and esteemed as one of the leading members of his profession in Rhode Island. Mr. Pettine is known for the sincerity and care with which he conducts his activities. He has at no time sought public acclaim, nor any political office, yet at times when there has been need of his services in matters beyond his private practice he has come valiantly to the front and acquitted himself with credit to his citizenship.
He was born in Isernia, Italy, March 8, 1880, a son of Michael Pettine, a shoemaker and native of Italy, and Josephine (Tartaglioni) Pettine, deceased. Educated in the public schools of Providence, he afterwards read law in the offices of Gorman, Egan and Gorman and was admitted to the bar November 6, 1907, whereupon he established himself in practice in Providence and has been so engaged continuously since. He is at present a member of the firm of Pettine, Godfrey and Cambio, with offices at No. 58 Weybosset Street. He is a director in the Lincoln Trust Company, the Crown Piece Dye Works, and the M. A. Gammino Construction Company. During the participation of the United States in the World War he served as a member of the Legal Advisory Board and as a “four-minute” speaker.
Source: Carroll, Charles. Rhode Island: Three Centuries of Democracy, vol 3 of 4. New York: Lewis historical Pub. Co., 1932.