PROVIDENCE, RI – Today, following the passing of former Governor Lincoln Almond, U.S. Senator Jack Reed issued the following statement:


“Rhode Island has lost a dedicated public servant and distinguished advocate for our state.  Lincoln Almond was a man of compelling honesty, integrity, and decency and a sterling example of selfless service.


“He was true to his Blackstone Valley roots and faithfully served Rhode Islanders for decades: as an Administrator for the Town of Lincoln, as the state’s U.S. Attorney – where he effectively pursued organized crime and public corruption -- and of course, two terms as Governor.


“We worked together on a variety of projects to move Rhode Island forward, including the Freight Rail Improvement Project and multimodal improvements at Quonset Point, as well as responding to drinking water contamination in Pascoag and the North Cape oil spill.  Lincoln Almond really cared about people and worked across the political spectrum to help make Rhode Island a better place.


“I extend my sincere condolences to his beloved wife, Marilyn, and his family, including his children and grandchildren.”