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Rhode Island General Assembly

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  • Isaac Peace Hazard (1794 - 1879)
    Isaac Peace Hazard, the oldest son of Roland Hazard and Mary Peace Hazard was born in Peace Dale, Rhode Island in 1794. Roland Senior retired in 1819 and Isaac and his brother, Roland G. Hazard took ov...
  • William T. C. Wardwell (1835 - 1907)
    Thomas Church Wardwell (born September 20, 1835 in Bristol , Rhode Island , † 1907 ) was an American politician . In 1890 and 1891 he served as Lieutenant Governor of the state of Rhode Island.CareerWi...
  • Oscar Rathbun (1832 - 1892)
    One of Rhode Island's leading businessmen and civic leaders, Oscar Rathbun served two years in the state senate and two years as Rhode Island's lieutenant governor, the highest state office ever held b...
  • Henry Fay (1835 - 1897)
    Harrison Fay (born April 5, 1835 in New Paltz , Ulster County , New York , † September 8, 1897 in Newport , Rhode Island ) was an American politician. Between 1880 and 1883 he was Lieutenant Governor o...
  • George Lyman Claffin (1824 - 1886)
    George Lyman Claflin, of the sixth American generation of the family founded in Wenham, Massachusetts, in 1661, by Robert MacClaflin, son of Lyman and Rebecca Gay (Starkweather) Claflin, was born at Pa...

The State of Rhode Island General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Rhode Island. A bicameral body, it is composed of the lower Rhode Island House of Representatives with 75 representatives, and the upper Rhode Island Senate with 38 senators. Members are elected in the general election immediately preceding the beginning of the term or in special elections called to fill vacancies. There are no term limits for either chamber.