Lincoln Chafee

Agent: John Silbersack

Lincoln Davenport Chafee has the distinction of serving as a mayor, governor, and United States Senator. First elected to public office in 1985 as a Delegate to the Rhode Island Constitutional Convention, he served on the Warwick City Council from 1986 to 1990. In 1992, he became the first Republican mayor of Warwick in 32 years, and the popular municipal leader was re-elected in 1994, 1996 and 1998.

Chafee is a 1975 graduate of Brown University, earning a degree in Classics. A four-year varsity wrestler, Chafee received the Francis M. Driscoll Award for leadership, scholarship, and athletics. Upon graduation, Chafee attended Montana State University’s Horseshoeing School, and for the next seven years, he worked as a blacksmith at harness racetracks throughout the United States and Canada.

He is the author of Against the Tide: How a Compliant Congress Empowered a Reckless President, which published in 2008.

Chafee and his wife, Stephanie, have three children and live in Warwick, Rhode Island.

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