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Lucius Fayette Clark Garvin
Birth: Oct. 13, 1841
Knoxville
Knox County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Oct. 2, 1922
Lonsdale
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA

Governor/Physician. Born on a Saturday to prominent East Tennessee University Professor James Garvin and Sarah Ann Gunn. He graduated from Amherst College in 1862 and almost immediately joined Company E of the 51st Mass. Vols. and served under General Foster, seeing action in North Carolina. After the war he studied medicine and graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1867 and set up a practice in Lonsdale in Cumberland RI. Politically he was a Republican till 1876 when he switched to the Democratic Party. He served as a State Representative and State Senator from 1883 to 1903. In 1901 he lost a bid for governor to Charles Dean Kimball, whom he is buried a few feet from. He defeated Governor Kimball in 1903 and served till 1905. He was defeated 5 times in bids to be elected a US Congressman from the 2nd district. He married Lucy Waterman Southmayd on December 23, 1869 and had 3 daughters before his wife died in January of 1892. On April 2, 1907 he married Sarah Emma Tomlinson and they had 2 sons. He joined the Progressive Party in 1912 but returned to the Democrats in 1916 and again served in the Rhode Island Senate from 1921 till his death. (bio by: Matthew Fatale) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Lucy W. Southmayd Garvin (1833 - 1898)*
  Sarah Emma Tomlinson Garvin (1873 - 1960)*
 
 Children:
  Ethel Garvin (1871 - 1935)*
  Norma Garvin (1874 - 1912)*
  Florence Garvin (1876 - 1968)*
  Lucius Garvin (1908 - 1977)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Swan Point Cemetery
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Plot: Group 394 Lot 41
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Mar 11, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7254304
Lucius Fayette Clark Garvin
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Lucius Fayette Clark Garvin
Added by: Matthew Fatale
 
Lucius Fayette Clark Garvin
Added by: Matthew Fatale
 
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- A AAA American at Find A Grave
 Added: Aug. 14, 2012

- Keeper of the Stars
 Added: Jul. 23, 2012
Lucius is my uncle three times removed. Yes the family should be proud he has made some major accomplishments.
- Susan Oliver
 Added: Jan. 22, 2011
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