After serving in both branches of the Rhode Island state legislature, Richard Aldrich was elected to the House in 1922. During his decade-long tenure he served on the Foreign Affairs Committee and, as a recognized expert on taxes and tariffs, was also a member of the Ways and Means Committee.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Richard Steere Aldrich,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/PA2011/PA2011-09-0119/ (July 23, 2021)
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