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About Eldredge


James Henry Eldredge was born 27 May 1816 in East Greenwich in the house on the corner of Division and Peirce Streets where he lived all of his life, and died there 20 February 1892. He was educated at Kent [aka East Greenwich] Academy and went on to study medicine, returning to R.I. after getting his degree in 1837 to assist his father, Dr. Charles Eldredge, who died the following year leaving him with a large practice in which he continued for over 50 years. For 20 years he was Consulting Physician to Rhode Island Hospital; for 40 years he was a member of the local school committee serving as president for 20 years; member of the town council, State Legislature, R.I. Medical Society, etc. The James H. Eldredge School was named in his honor.