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Pauline Revere Thayer
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Birth: Feb. 19, 1862
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep. 29, 1934
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA

Parents: Paul Joseph and Lucetia Watson (Lunt) Revere III.

Second wife of Nathaniel Thayer Jr.

Pauline Revere Thayer
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Pauline Revere Thayer (1860-1934) worked to improve immigrant conditions in Massachusetts and the US; represented Massachusetts in Republican party activities; and founded the Chilton Club in Boston in 1910.

Born in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1860 to Paul Revere III, Pauline Revere Thayer was a direct descendant of Paul Revere, and in that capacity performed civic and honorary duties in his memory.

She married businessman Nathaniel Thayer (d.1911) in 1887.

Throughout her life, she pursued charitable endeavors. In 1896, Thayer was treasurer of the Committee of Women, of the Massachusetts Volunteer Aid Association, contributing to efforts benefitting American soldiers in the Spanish–American War. She also donated funds to the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Chilton Club, corner of Dartmouth St. and Commonwealth Ave., Boston.Thayer founded the Chilton Club in Boston in 1910, a private women's social club, intended in part as a counterpoint to the Mayflower Club. (The club was named after Mary Chilton because she had been the first woman to step out of the Mayflower).
Around 1916, Woodrow Wilson appointed Thayer chairman of the Women's Committee of the Massachusetts Division, Council of National Defense.

Thayer was "looked upon as advisor and confidante" to Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover.

From ca.1921 through ca.1931, she was head of Immigration and Americanization, in the Massachusetts Department of Education. She had held this post for some 15 years. Around 1929 she was appointed "vice-chairman of Governor Frank G. Allen's Committee on Unemployment.

In 1921 she was part of a national committee appointed by Immigration Commissioner Walter W. Husband to review policy related to welfare of immigrants:

"A committee of six persons has been appointed to investigate the present conditions at our ports of entry, and to make recommendations for the betterment of these conditions. The committee was appointed by our new Commissioner General of Immigration, W. W. Husband, one of the most able men who has ever filled the post, and the personnel of the committee is excellent, consisting as it does of Miss Julia Lathrop, Mrs. Nathaniel Thayer, Mr. Frederick Croxton, Mr. Charles Neill, Miss Lola Lasker, and Mr. W. W. Sibray. ... So far the Committee has investigated Ellis Island."

Thayer represented Massachusetts as a delegate in the 1924 Republican National Convention, and the 1928 Republican National Committee, with Louis K. Liggett.

She died on September 29, 1934, in Lancaster, Massachusetts.

Family links: 
  Paul Joseph Revere (1832 - 1863)
  Lucretia Watson Lunt Revere (1832 - 1904)
  Nathaniel Thayer (1851 - 1911)

The calm beauty of
an ordered life
A life that stands as
All true lives have stood
firm rooted in the faith
that God is Good

Old Settlers Burial Yard
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Created by: Marc Thayer, III
Record added: Oct 31, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43780001
Pauline <i>Revere</i> Thayer
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Pauline <i>Revere</i> Thayer
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- Ernest Sharpe Jr
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I have visited your grave a few times over the years. I felt I needed to get to know you somehow. I think you were a remarkable woman. Rest in peace.
- Butterflyy
 Added: Jun. 14, 2013
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