b. October 22, 1922, Providence
d. October 24, 1999, of heart failure
John Chafee was Rhode Island governor, 1963-'69; United States Secretary of the Navy, 1969-1972; United States senator from 1976-1999. Much beloved by his constituents, politicians can't name enough places after this guy.
Chafee was inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame in 1971. A bronze statue of him was erected in Colt State Park in Bristol in 2003.