Scott Wolf

On Politics
4:00 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Congressman Fernand St Germain Dies At 86

Fernand St Germain
Credit Wikipedia

Former U.S. Rep. Fernand  "Fred"' St Germain, who rose from modest roots in French-Canadian Woonsocket to become one of the most powerful politicians in Washington, D.C., only to meet defeat in 1988 among allegations of ethical misconduct, has died. He was 86.

St Germain, a Democrat, first elected in 1960 with President John F. Kennedy, was known for paying vigorous attention to constituent services and bringing federal programs, especially housing for the elderly, to Rhode Island.

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RI News
8:45 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Support for ousted RIPTA head

Charles Odimgbe
Credit Catherine Welch

The anti urban sprawl group “Grow Smart Rhode Island” is coming to the support of Charles Odimgbe, the man who was ousted as head of the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority.

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