Descendants of John Lippitt of Providence and Warwick, Rhode Island, have served their country as soldiers in four wars. The family has contributed four governors to the state of Rhode Island and three family members have represented the state in the U.S. Senate. Moses Lippitt of Cooperstown, N.Y., was a self-made businessman, much admired in his community and a leader in civic affairs. Strong women and men from this family have been influencing American life for nearly 400 years.
Christopher C. Child and Maureen A. Taylor