Biography of Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich


Aldrich, Nelson Wilmarth. United States senator from Rhode Island from 1881 to 1911, born in Foster, RI, 1841. Academic education. Engaged in mercantile pursuits. President of Providence common council, 1872-73. Member Rhode Island legislature, 1875-77, and its speaker 1876-77. Member of Congress, elected for terms 1879-83, but resigned to take seat in senate. He was chairman of committee on finance, and Republican leader in senate. Died, 1915.