Rhode Island: Highly Employable


In the tiniest state in the Union, tucked away on the rocky New England coast, a young and, in national terms, little-known Republican Governor emerged last week as one of his party's most potent vote getters. He was John Chafee, 42, who was re-elected to a second term in Democratic Rhode Island with a plurality of 85,604 votes.

Assault in Three Ways. Chafee comes naturally by his political interests. His great-grandfather, Henry Lippitt, was Governor of Rhode Island from 1875 to 1877. A great-uncle, Charles Warren Lippitt, was Governor from 1895 to 1897. His uncle, Zechariah Chafee, a noted Harvard...

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