Pell Claiborne

Claiborne de Borda Pell (1919–2009), 9th cousin 3x removed

Claiborne Pell represented Rhode Island in the U.S. Senate from 1961 to 1997.

Claiborne de Borda Pell was a United States Senator from Rhode Island, serving six terms from 1961 to 1997, and was best known as the sponsor of the Pell Grant, which provides financial aid funding to U.S. college students.  A Democrat, he was that state’s longest serving senator.  From 1945 to 1952, he served in the United States Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer in Czechoslovakia, Italy and Washington, D.C.  Pell was a participant in the 1945 San Francisco conference that drafted the United Nations charter.  In 1960, Pell won the seat of retiring U.S. Senator Theodore Francis Green after defeating, as an unendorsed outside candidate, two former Governors, Dennis J. Roberts and former U.S. Senator J. Howard McGrath in the Democratic primary.  Pell was largely responsible for the creation of Pell Grants in 1973, originally known as “Basic Educational Opportunity Grants”. The Pell Grants provide financial aid funds to U.S. college students.  On 14 Oct 1994, Pell was presented with the Presidential Citizens Medal from President Clinton.

A biography, currently out-of-print: Miller, G. Wayne. An Uncommon Man: The Life and Times of Senator Claiborne Pell (University Press of New England) 2011.

 

Claiborne De Borda Pell (1918 – 2009), 9th cousin 3x removed – Herbert Claiborne Jr Pell (1884 – 1961) – Herbert Claiborne Pell (1853 – 1926) – Annie Claiborne (1835 – ) – John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne (1807 – 1884) – Ferdinand Leigh Claiborne (1772 – 1815) – William Claiborne (1748 – 1809) – Nathaniel Claiborne (1716 – 1757) – Thomas Claiborne (1680 – 1732) – Thomas Claiborne (1647 – 1683) – William Claiborne (1600 – 1676) – Mary Claiborne (1630 – 1710) – William Harris (1669 – 1733) – Robert Overton Harris (1696 – 1765) – Anna Harris (1724 – 1775) – Sarah Ann Dabney (1740 – 1822) – Dabney Waller (1772 – 1849) – Elizabeth Dabney Waller (1808 – 1881) – Jacintha Ann Pollard (1833 – ) – Elizabeth Minor Hancock (1850 – 1928) – Seddie Gunnell (1875 – 1946) – Elizabeth Gunnell Hamlin (1901 – 1982) – Tor Martin Hylbom (1939 – 2009) – Tor Martin (Majerus) Hylbom

 

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