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Rhode Island - three centuries of democracy vol 3

Biography of John Russell Haire

During the ten years he has been a member of the bar of Rhode Island, with his practice temporarily interrupted by the World War, in which he served with distinction, John Russell Haire, of Newport, has made a good record in his profession and is credited with ability of a high order. He is a popular member of numerous business, social and fraternal organizations and during his periods of relaxation is devoted to athletics. Sound in his citizenship, he does not forget the obligations it entails and is vitally concerned In all affairs of a civic nature that are proposed …

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Rhode Island - three centuries of democracy vol 3

Biography of John Francis Kirby

In addition to holding a prominent place in business and banking circles in Woonsocket, John Francis Kirby has made a wide circle of friends through his activities in various fraternal organizations, of which he is an active and well-known member. John Francis Kirby was born November 29, 1890, at Woonsocket, and is the son of John H. Kirby, now retired, who was born at South Walpole, Massachusetts, and Bridget (Kirrane) Kirby, born in Woonsocket. John H. Kirby was for twenty-five years a member of the board of assessors of Woonsocket. John F. Kirby first attended the parochial schools, then St. …

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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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Christopher J Brennan

Biography of Christopher J. Brennan

A native of Providence, Mr. Brennan was born September 5, 1893, the son of Christopher P. and Mary E. (Flynn) Brennan, both of whom were born in Providence. The father, who still resides in Providence, spent his life in the city in the trade of a master plumber. The subject of this sketch received his elementary education in the Providence public schools and attended the Classical High School. At Holy Cross College he received his Bachelor of Arts degree with the class of 1915, and went from thence to the Harvard School of Law, but the entry of the United …

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