CHACE, Jonathan, (1829 - 1917)

Senate Years of Service: 1885-1889
Party: Republican

Library of Congress

CHACE, Jonathan, a Representative and a Senator from Rhode Island; born at Fall River, Mass., July 22, 1829; attended the public schools and Friends’ School at Providence, R.I.; moved to Central Falls, R.I.; engaged in cotton manufacturing; member, State senate 1876-1877; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth Congresses and served from March 4, 1881, to January 26, 1885, when he resigned; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry B. Anthony; reelected in 1888 and served from January 20, 1885, to April 9, 1889, when he resigned; chairman, Committee on Civil Service and Retrenchment (Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses); president of the Phoenix National Bank of Providence, R.I., and interested in several manufacturing enterprises; died in Providence, R.I., June 30, 1917; interment in the North Burial Ground.