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Claude R. Branch
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Birth: Jan. 9, 1886
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Sep. 3, 1978
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA

Prominent Providence and Boston Attorney, and Businessman. Son of John B. Branch (1851-1933), and Fannie Mowry Branch (1851-1918). He received his early education in Providence public schools and at the Sedgwick School in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Graduated from Brown University in 1907; attended Harvard Law School graduating cum laude in 1911. Editor of the Harvard Law Review and awarded the Sears Prize for the highest scholastic standing. Assistant Attorney General of Rhode Island in 1915-1916. From 1916 until 1929 a partner in the Providence law office of Edwards & Angell. In August, 1929, Mr. Branch was appointed Special Assistant to the Attorney General of the United States and assisted Charles Evans Hughes, Jr., the Solocitor General, in the presentation and argument of more than fifty cases before the U. S. Supreme Court. Upon leaving the Attorney General's office in 1932, he became a partner in the prestigious Boston law firm of Choate, Hall and Stewart; remaining for forty-five years until his retirement. He was President of the Providence and Worcester Railroad, Chairman of the Board of the Providence and Washington Insurance Company, and Trustee of the People's Bank of Rhode Island. Branch was a President of the Rhode Island Historical Society, a member of the Hope Club, The Providence Athenaeum, the Squantum Association, the Jacob's Hill Hunt Club of Seekonk, Massachusetts, and a member and President of the Agawam Hunt Club in Rumford, Rhode Island. He was a member of the Rhode Island and Massachusetts Bar Associations, retiring in 1977 at the age of ninety-one. 
 
Burial:
Swan Point Cemetery
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
 
Created by: Robert Bruce
Record added: Jul 06, 2004
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Claude R. Branch
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Remembering Claude R. Branch on this Anniversary of his Birth !
- Robert Bruce
 Added: Jan. 9, 2015
Remembering Claude R. Branch on this Anniversary of his passing ~ with a view of the Squantum Club, on Narragansett Bay, of which Mr. Branch was a prominent member.
- Robert Bruce
 Added: Sep. 3, 2014
Remembering Claude Branch on this Anniversary of his Birth ~ a view of the Agawam Hunt Club, of which he was a member, and President.
- Robert Bruce
 Added: Jan. 9, 2014
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