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Josias Lyndon, Colonial Governor of Rhode Island (1704 - 1778)

LYNDON served as colonial Governor of Rhode Island from 1768-1769. He supported the movement to defend the rights of the colony against royal aggression and wrote King George III, denying that Rhode ...

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J. Howard McGrath, Governor, U.S. Senator, U.S. Attorney General (1903 - 1966)

James Howard McGrath (November 28, 1903 – September 2, 1966) was an American politician and attorney from the U.S. state of Rhode Island. Biography McGrath, a Democrat, served as U.S. ...

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William Henry Vanderbilt, III (1901 - 1981)

William Henry Vanderbilt III (November 24, 1901 – April 14, 1981) was an American Republican politician and a member of the prominent United States Vanderbilt family. Biography Born in...

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Robert E. Quinn, Governor (1894 - 1975)

Robert Emmet Quinn (April 2, 1894 – May 19, 1975) was an American politician and the 58th Governor of Rhode Island. Quinn was born in 1894 in Phoenix, Rhode Island. He graduated from Brown...

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Norman S. Case, Governor (1888 - 1967)

Norman Stanley Case (October 11, 1888 – October 9, 1967) was the Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island from 1927 to 1928 and the 56th Governor of Rhode Island from 1928 to 1933. In addition, he ...

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Emery J. San Souci, Governor (1857 - 1936)

Emery John San Souci (July 24, 1857 – August 10, 1936) was the Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island from 1915 to 1921 and 53rd Governor of the state from 1921 to 1923. Based in Providence, Rhod...

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Robert Livingston Beeckman, Governor (1866 - 1935)

Robert Livingston Beeckman (April 15, 1866 – January 21, 1935) was an American politician and the 52nd Governor of Rhode Island. Beeckman was born on April 15, 1866 in New York City, New Y...

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Aram J. Pothier, Governor (1854 - 1928)

Aram Jules Pothier (July 26, 1854 – February 4, 1928) was an American politician of French Canadian origin, the 51st and 55th Governor of Rhode Island from 1909 to 1915 and from 1925 until his...

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George H. Utter, Governor (1854 - 1912)

George Herbert Utter (July 24, 1854 – November 3, 1912) was a U.S. Representative from Rhode Island and the 49th Governor of Rhode Island. Born in Plainfield, New Jersey, Utter moved with ...

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Lucius F. C. Garvin, Governor (1841 - 1922)

Lucius Fayette Clark Garvin (November 13, 1841 – October 2, 1922) was the 48th Governor of Rhode Island from 1903 to 1905. Origins and family Lucius Garvin was born in 1841 in Knoxvill...

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Charles D. Kimball, Governor (1859 - 1930)

Charles Dean Kimball (September 13, 1859 – December 8, 1930) was an American politician and the 47th Governor of Rhode Island. Early life Kimball was born in Providence, Rhode Island o...

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Daniel Russell Brown, Governor (1848 - 1919)

Daniel Russell Brown (March 28, 1848 – February 28, 1919) was an American politician and the 43rd Governor of Rhode Island. Early life D. Russell Brown was born in Bolton, Tolland Coun...

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Herbert W. Ladd, Governor (1843 - 1913)

Herbert Warren Ladd (October 15, 1843 – November 29, 1913) was the 40th and 42nd Governor of Rhode Island for two terms: 1889–90 and 1891–92. He was born in New Bedford, Bris...

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Royal C. Taft, Governor (1823 - 1912)

Royal Chapin Taft (February 14, 1823 – June 4, 1912) was a US politician and businessman, whose most distinguished post was that as the 39th Governor of Rhode Island, an office he held from 18...

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John W. Davis, Governor (1826 - 1907)

) John William Davis (March 7, 1826 – January 25, 1907) was a United States Democratic politician, who served as the 38th and 41st Governor of Rhode Island (1887–1888 and 1890–18...

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George P. Wetmore, Governor, U.S. Senator MP (1846 - 1921)

George Peabody Wetmore (August 2, 1846 – September 11, 1921) was the 37th Governor and a United States Senator from Rhode Island. Early life George Peabody Wetmore was born in London, Engl...

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Augustus O. Bourn, Governor (1834 - 1925)

Augustus Osborn Bourn (October 1, 1834 – January 28, 1925) was an American politician and the 36th Governor of Rhode Island. Early life Bourn was born in Providence, Rhode Island, on O...

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Alfred H. Littlefield, Governor (1829 - 1893)

Alfred H. Littlefield (April 2, 1829 – December 21, 1893) was an American politician and the 35th Governor of Rhode Island. Early life Littlefield was born in Scituate, Providence Coun...

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Charles C. Van Zandt, Governor (1830 - 1894)

Charles Collins Van Zandt (August 10, 1830 – June 4, 1894) was the 34th Governor of Rhode Island. Early life He was born in Newport, Rhode Island. He graduated from Trinity College in ...

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Charles W. Lippitt, Governor (1846 - 1924)

Charles Warren Lippitt (October 8, 1846 – April 4, 1924) was an American politician and the 44th Governor of Rhode Island. Early life and family Lippitt was born in Providence, Rhode I...

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Henry Lippitt, Governor (1818 - 1891)

Henry Lippitt (October 9, 1818 - June 5, 1891) was the 33rd Governor of Rhode Island from 1875 to 1877. Family Lippitt was the son of Warren Lippitt and Eliza (Seamans) Lippitt, married to Ma...

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Henry Howard, Governor (1826 - 1905)

) Henry Howard (April 2, 1826– September 22, 1905) was the 32nd Governor of Rhode Island from 1873 to 1875. Education and family life Henry Howard was born in Cranston, Rhode Island to...

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Seth Padelford, Governor (1807 - 1878)

Seth Padelford (October 3, 1807 – August 26, 1878) was the 31st Governor of Rhode Island from 1869 to 1873. Padelford was born in Taunton, Massachusetts. He worked as a grocer, as well as ...

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Maj. General Ambrose Burnside (USA), Governor, U.S. Senator (1824 - 1881)

Ambrose Everett Burnside (May 23, 1824 – September 13, 1881) was an American soldier, railroad executive, inventor, industrialist, and politician from Rhode Island, serving as governor and a U...

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James Y. Smith, Governor (1809 - 1876)

James Youngs Smith (September 15, 1809 - March 26, 1876) was an American politician and the 29th Governor of Rhode Island (May 26, 1863 - May 29, 1866). Early life Smith was born in Groton, N...

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William C. Cozzens, Governor (1811 - 1876)

[From Historical Ncyclopedia of Illinois By Newton Bateman, Paul Selby]: William Cole Cozzens (August 26, 1811 – December 17, 1876) was an American politician and the 28th Governor of Rh...

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Gov. William Sprague,US Senator MP (1830 - 1915)

) William Sprague IV (September 12, 1830 – September 11, 1915) was the 27th Governor of the U.S. state of Rhode Island from 1860–1863, and U.S. Senator from 1863-1875. He participated i...

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Thomas G. Turner, Governor (1810 - 1875)

Thomas Goodwin Turner (October 24, 1810 – January 3, 1875) was an American politician and businessman who was the 26th Governor of Rhode Island 1859-1860. Early life Turner was born in...

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William W. Hoppin, Governor (1807 - 1880)

William Warner Hoppin (September 1, 1807 – April 18, 1880) was the 24th Governor of Rhode Island from 1854 to 1857. Early life Hoppin was a native of Providence, Rhode Island. He gradu...

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Francis M. Dimond, Governor (1796 - 1859)

Francis M. Dimond (June 6, 1796 – April 12, 1859) was an American politician and the 23rd Governor of Rhode Island. He was born in Bristol, Rhode Island on June 6, 1796. During his youth, ...

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Philip Allen, Governor, U.S. Senator (1785 - 1865)

) Philip Allen (September 1, 1785 – December 16, 1865) was an American politician. He was the 22nd Governor of Rhode Island (1851–1853) and a United States Senator (1853–1859)....

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Henry B. Anthony, Governor, U.S. Senator (1815 - 1884)

Henry Bowen Anthony (April 1, 1815 – September 2, 1884) was a United States newspaperman and political figure. He served as the editor and later part owner of the Providence Journal and later ...

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Elisha Harris, Governor (1791 - 1861)

Elisha Harris (September 8, 1791 – February 1, 1861) of Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island, was Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island, 1846–47 and the 20th Governor of Rhode Island 1847&...

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Byron Diman, Governor (1795 - 1865)

Byron Diman (August 5, 1795 – August 1, 1865) was an American politician, 19th Governor of Rhode Island Diman was born in Bristol, Rhode Island on August 5, 1795. He worked in a counting-h...

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Charles Jackson, Governor (1797 - 1876)

) Charles Jackson (March 4, 1797 – January 21, 1876) was the 18th Governor of Rhode Island from 1845-46. Jackson was born in Providence, Rhode Island, and graduated from Brown University, ...

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Thomas Wilson Dorr, Governor (extralegal) (1805 - 1854)

Thomas Wilson Dorr (November 5, 1805 – December 27, 1854), was American politician and reformer, best known for leading the Dorr Rebellion. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the son...

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Samuel Ward King, Governor (1786 - 1851)

Samuel Ward King (May 23, 1786 – January 20, 1851) was the 15th Governor of Rhode Island from 1839 to 1843. King was born in Johnston, Providence County, Rhode Island to William Borden Kin...

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William Sprague III, Governor, U.S. Senator (1799 - 1856)

William Sprague, also known as William III or William Sprague III (November 3, 1799 – October 19, 1856), was a politician and industrialist from the U.S. state of Rhode Island, serving as the ...

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John Brown Francis, Governor, U.S. Senator (1791 - 1864)

John Brown Francis (May 31, 1791 – August 9, 1864) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island. Biography Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he attended the common schools of Provid...

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Gov. Lemuel Hastings Arnold, US Congress (1792 - 1852)

also known as Lemuel H. Arnold — of Providence, Providence County, R.I. Born in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vt., January 29, 1792. Son of Jonathan Arnold; great-granduncle of Theodore Franc...

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William C. Gibbs, Governor (1789 - 1871)

William Channing Gibbs (February 10, 1789 – February 24, 1871) was the tenth Governor of Rhode Island from 1821 to 1824. Early life Gibbs was born in Newport, Rhode Island, the son of ...

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Nehemiah R. Knight, Governor, U.S. Senator (1780 - 1854)

Nehemiah Rice Knight (December 31, 1780 – April 18, 1854) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island. Born in Cranston, he attended the common schools. In 1802 he was a member of the Rhode ...

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William Jones, Governor (1753 - 1822)

) William Jones (October 8, 1753 – April 22, 1822) was the eighth Governor of Rhode Island from 1811 to 1817. He was a Federalist. Early life Jones was born in Newport, Rhode Island, i...

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Isaac Wilbour, Governor (1763 - 1837)

Isaac Wilbour (April 25, 1763 – October 4, 1837) was an American politician from Rhode Island holding several offices, including the sixth Governor of the state. Wilbour was born in Little...

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Henry Smith, Governor (1766 - 1818)

) Henry Smith (February 10, 1766 - June 28, 1818) was the fifth Governor of Rhode Island from October 15, 1805 to May 7, 1806. Elected to the state senate in 1803, he succeeded to the governorship on...

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Arthur Fenner, Governor (1745 - 1805)

Arthur Fenner (December 10, 1745 – October 15, 1805) served as the fourth Governor of Rhode Island from 1790 until his death in 1805 and was a prominent Country Party (Anti-federalist) leader....

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John Collins (1717 - 1795)

) John Collins (June 8, 1717[1] – March 4, 1795), was the third Governor of the U.S. state of Rhode Island, born in Newport, the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Collins. He stood forth as a ...

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Gov. William Greene, Jr (1731 - 1809)

) William Greene (1731-1809) was the second governor of the state of Rhode Island, serving in this capacity for eight years, five of which were during the American Revolutionary War. From a prominent...

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Nicholas Cooke (1716 - 1782)

Rhode Island Governor. Nicholas was born to Daniel Cooke and his wife Mary Power. Early in his life he became a very prominent and prosperous sea captain and later a successful merchant. On September...

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John Chafee, Governor, U.S. Senator and Secretary of the Navy (1922 - 1999)

John Lester Hubbard Chafee ( /ˈtʃeɪfiː/ chay-fee; October 22, 1922 – October 24, 1999) was an American politician. He served as an officer in the United States Mari...

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Theodore F. Green, Governor, U.S. Senator (1867 - 1966)

Theodore Francis Green (October 2, 1867 – May 19, 1966) was an American politician from the U.S. state of Rhode Island. A Democrat, Green served as the 57th Governor of Rhode Island (1933 ...

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James Fenner, Governor, U.S. Senator (1771 - 1846)

James Fenner (January 22, 1771 – April 17, 1846) was an American politician who served as an United States Senator as well as the seventh, 11th and 17th Governor of Rhode Island (on three sepa...

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Elisha Dyer, Jr., Governor (1839 - 1906)

. Elisha Dyer, Jr. (November 29, 1839 – November 29, 1906) was a Rhode Island politician who was 45th Governor of Rhode Island from 1897 to 1900. He was the son of Elisha Dyer, Governor of Rho...

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Elisha Dyer, Governor (1811 - 1890)

Elisha Dyer (July 20, 1811 - May 17, 1890) was an American politician and the 25th Governor of Rhode Island. Early life Dyer was born in Providence, Rhode Island on July 20, 1811. He graduate...

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