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Richard William Chadwick


Richard William Chadwick was born a farmer, and has followed that occupation through his life.

 He was solidly educated at the public schools, and had the additional advantage of a course of training at Lyme Academy. He has held various town offices, to which he has been elected by the republicans, of which party he has been a member since old enough to vote. For about a quarter of a century he has been a deputy sheriff, and by virtue of his office was instrumental in capturing the notorious Bridgeport gang of boy burglars in 1885 and at that time narrowly escaped death by a bullet from the pistol of one of the burglars while effecting his arrest. Mr. Chadwick was a member of the Connecticut house of representatives from Old Lyme in 1873, and again in 1889, during the latter session serving on the fisheries committee. He also holds the office of selectman of his town at the present time. 

He is a member of the Odd Fellows and Masonic fraternity; is married, and has two children living. His wife was Miss A. M. Rowland before her marriage.

Source:  Builders of Our Nation, Men of 1914 pub. Men of Nineteen-Fourteen, Chicago, Ill. 1915.

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