Nelson Aldrich

Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich (1841 - 1915)

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Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich
Born in Foster, Providence, Rhode Island, United Statesmap
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Died in New York City, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 4 Dec 2012 | Last significant change: 23 Dec 2018
23:22: Linda (Carruth) Peterson edited the Biography for Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich (1841-1915). (added FAG citation, link to Nelson and Abby Papers, moved sources into inline) [Thank Linda for this]
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Preceded by
Benjamin Tucker Eames

Preceded by
Ambrose Burnside
Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich
US Congressional Representative
from Rhode Island
1st District
US Representative, RI

US Senator (Class 1)
from Rhode Island
Seal of the US Senate
Succeeded by
Henry Joshua Spooner

Succeeded by
Henry F. Lippitt


Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich was a prominent American politician and a leader of the Republican Party.[1]
He was born November 6, 1841[2][3][4]
His parents were Anan Evans Aldrich and his wife Abbie (Burgess) Aldrich.[2][4][5]
He married Abby Pierce Chapman Greene.[2]
His Career:
  • Nelson began his adult career in mercantile pursuits,[2]wholesale grocery business[3]
  • He was president of the Providence Common Council from 1872-73.[2][3]
  • He was a member of the Rhode Island General Assembly from 1855-56.[2]
  • Speaker of the House of Representatives in 1876.[2]
  • United States Representative in the 46th and 47th Congresses,[2][3]
  • United States Senator from 1881 - 1898.[2][3]
Civil War:
He was a private in the 10th regiment of Rhode Island Volunteers.[2][3]
Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich died April 16, 1917[2] or 1915[6][4]in New York City.[3][4]
He was buried at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.[6][3][4]


  1. Nelson W. Aldrich on Wikipedia
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 Aldrich, Alvin James. "The George Aldrich Genealogy, 1605-1971: An Attempt to Trace..." Anundsen Publishing Co., Decorah, Iowa.1971, Vol 2, p. 23, #806
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," database, FamilySearch ( : 20 March 2015), Nelson Wilmartte Aldrich, 16 Apr 1915; citing Death, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,322, Foster, Rhode Island.
  5. Nelson W. and Abby P. Aldrich Papers, U.S. Senator and wife of Warwick, R.I. Papers, 1868 - 1915. Catalog number MSS938, sg 1
  6. 6.0 6.1 Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 23 December 2018), memorial page for Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich (6 Nov 1841–16 Apr 1915), Find A Grave: Memorial #6844465, citing Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave
  • Aldrich, Alvin James. "The George Aldrich Genealogy, 1605-1971: An Attempt to Trace..." Anundsen Publishing Co., Decorah, Iowa.1971, Vol 2, p. 23, #806link

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