Inductees in Banking / Finance

 
  1. William Binney (1825-1909)

    Inducted in 2006

     

     

    Binney, William, 1825-1909

    William Binney (1825-1909), was the son of Horace Binney, a trial lawyer of national acclaim who twice declined a seat on the United States Supreme Court.  His grandfather, Barnabas Binney, was a renowned surgeon, who served with distinction in the American Revolution.  William Binney was born in Philadelphia and obtained bachelors and masters degrees from Yale University.  He also earned a masters degree from Brown University in 1856, launching his storied connection with Rhode Island. Read more >

  2. Joseph E. Buonanno, Sr. (1910-1991)

    Inducted in 1981

    Joseph E. Buonanno, Sr., 1910-1991, was a great Brown quarterback in the 1930's. He became Trustee Emeritus of his University, and Founder of Metro Dyestuff Company. Read more >

  3. Charles Henry Dow

    Charles Henry Dow (1851-1902)

    Inducted in 2006

    Charles H. Dow and Edward D. Jones, were reporters, one for the Providence Journal and one for the Providence Morning Star and Evening Press.  The names of these former Rhode Island journalists are now synonymous with money and finance. Read more >

  4. Joseph P. Hassett

    Joseph P. Hassett

    Inducted in 1997

    Mr. Hassett, of East Greenwich, was one of Rhode Island's all-time basketball greats, two-time all-stater, schoolboy All-American, and most valuable player for LaSalle Academy. He later starred for Providence College, becoming the third highest scorer in Friars history. He was twice-named All-New England and as an All-American, played for the NBA's World Champion Seattle Supersonics. Read more >

  5. Edward Davis Jones

    Edward Davis Jones (1855-1920)

    Inducted in 2006

    Charles H. Dow and Edward D. Jones, were reporters, one for the Providence Journal and one for the Providence Morning Star and Evening Press. The names of these former Rhode Island journalists are now synonymous with money and finance. Read more >

  6. Royal Little

    Royal Little (1896-1989)

    Inducted in 2012

    “Roy, this idea won't work. But I'm going to back you. I'm going to let you make a mistake, and perhaps you'll learn from that mistake and get back to just running a textile business.”

    It was 1952, and Royal Little's idea was to buy Burkart Manufacturing, a producer of cushioning materials for the automotive, and eventually, the furniture and bedding industries. Read more >

  7. Terrence Murray

    Terrence Murray

    Inducted in 1990

    The 1960s and 70s were grim years for the Rhode Island economy. Traditional and old-time industries and companies were leaving or closing. Organic economic growth was nil. Governor Phil Noel's surprise success in bringing submarine construction work from a Connecticut shipyard to abandoned U. Read more >
  8. Merrill W. Sherman

    Inducted in 2007

    Merrill W. Sherman, Principal of Sherman Consulting, LLC., and former president and CEO of the Bancorp Rhode Island, Inc., a publicly traded bank holding company, and its wholly owned subsidiary, Bank Rhode Island. Read more >

 

 

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