Biography of Louis V. Jackvony

In political activities and fraternal circles of Rhode Island, as well as in the practice of his legal profession, Louis V. Jackvony is exceptionally well known, for his activities and contacts are extensive. He has served as a member of the State Legislature and as second assistant attorney-general of the State, in addition to playing his part on various committees and managerial organizations having to do with Republican party affairs. But his outside activities have not prevented him from devoting his best efforts to development of his practice, with the result that he has a large and rapidly growing circle of clients, in spite of his comparative youth and the fact that he has been practicing for little more than a decade.

Born in Providence on January 25, 1892, Mr. Jackvony is the son of Antonio Jackvony, a native of Capriata, Italy, who has been a contractor and builder in Providence since his coming to the New World. His wife was born in Scapoli, Italy, and was, before her marriage, Carmela Grieco. Their son attended the public schools of Providence and, following his graduation from the Technical High School, enrolled at Boston University where he was graduated from the School of Law, class of 1916, with a Bachelor of Laws degree. The following year he passed his bar examinations and was admitted to practice in Rhode Island. He opened his office at 625 Hospital Trust Building, from which he has since worked. In professional organization work Mr. Jackvony is active. He is a member of the Rhode Island State Bar Association and the American Law Institute, serving the latter organization as a member of the advisory board for the State of Rhode Island.

As a member of the Republican executive committee for the city of Providence, Mr. Jackvony has had much to do with management of party affairs in the city for some time. He is chairman, also, of the Third Ward Republican Committee. Winning the nomination as representative to the State Legislature in 1920, he led his party to victory and represented his constituency ably in the sessions of 1920 and 1922. He has also received the appointment as second assistant attorney general for the State of Rhode Island. During the World War Mr. Jackvony served in the Officers’ Training School at Camp Lee, Virginia, where he was attached to the 21st Company, 4th Battalion. He was also a member of the legal advisory board and furthered the cause of the Liberty Loans by acting as a “four-minute” speaker in their behalf. In consequence of the good work he did, he has been made an honorary member of Joseph Bruce Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, a place seldom accorded to anyone who has not seen overseas service. Mr. Jackvony is fraternally affiliated with Providence Lodge, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; Palestine Lodge, Knights of Pythias; and the Sons of Italy. He belongs to the parish of St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church.

On February 7, 1921, Mr. Jackvony married Clotilde Zambarano, who was born in Providence. The three children born to this union are Louis V., Jr., Jacqueline J., and Alma A.

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

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