Title

Legacy of Service: 50 Years of Public Service to the Luso-American Community and the State of Rhode Island

Authors

IPLWS RIC

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Document Type

Article

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16:41

Department (Manual Entry)

Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies

Abstract

Initiated by the research of Former RI General Treasurer Paul J. Tavares, the Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies at Rhode Island College has undertaken this oral history project to document the public service of Luso-Americans in Rhode Island. This project begins with the story of fifty continuous years of service in which Portuguese-Americans have held the Senate District Seat representing all or part of East Providence. The five senators of this district, Associate Justice Gilbert T. Rocha, Senator and President Pro Tempore William A. Castro, Senator and President Pro Tempore John F. Correia, Former General Treasurer Paul J. Tavares and Senator Daniel DaPonte, share with us their insights about the evolution of their community and public service over the last fifty years.

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