Black and white photograph of John O. Pastore delivering the Welcome Address during the Eighty-Sixth Annual Commencement of Bryant College on August 5, 1949, which was held in the Albee Theatre in Providence, RI.
John O. Pastore was born in 1907. He was elected lieutenant governor in 1944, and in 1945, at age thirty-six, he became governor of Rhode Island, when J. Howard McGrath resigned. Pastore was elected governor in 1946 and re-elected in 1948 and left in 1950 when he won a Senate seat. He died in 2000.