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Rhode Island General Assembly

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  • William T. C. Wardwell (1835 - 1907)
    William 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 Islan...
  • 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)
    Henry 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 Go...
  • 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...
  • 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 Jesse ...

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.

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