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John Joseph Garrahy
Birth: Nov. 26, 1930
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Jan. 24, 2012
West Palm Beach
Palm Beach County
Florida, USA

Rhode Island Governor. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the state of Rhode Island's governor from 1977 to 1985. The son of Irish immigrants, he attended the University of Rhode Island and later the University of Buffalo (without graduation) and served with the US Air Force during the Korean War. Upon returning home, he worked as a salesman for a Rhode Island brewing company. His interest in politics was sparked when he worked locally for the presidential campaign of John F. Kennedy and in 1962, Garrahy was elected to Rhode Island's State Senate (1963 to 1969), later serving as the state's lieutenant governor from 1969 to 1977. During his governorship, he prioritized straightening out difficulties with the state's prison system and showed a strong determination to revitalize the downtown Providence-area. Garrahy may perhaps be best remembered for leading coordination efforts during the blizzard of 1978. After leaving office, he served as a business consultant. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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New Saint Francis Cemetery
South Kingstown
Washington County
Rhode Island, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 25, 2012
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- peggy
 Added: Nov. 26, 2012

- Art Stafford
 Added: Jun. 26, 2012
may you sit tonight at the right hand of God.
- maire
 Added: Apr. 24, 2012
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