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Rhode Island General Assembly

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  • Benjamin Babcock Thurston (1804 - 1886)
    From: Benjamin Babock Thurston (June 29, 1804 - May 17, 1886) was a U.S. Representative from Rhode Island. Born in Hopkinton, Rhode Island, Thurston attended the common schools, and later engaged in ...
  • Edward Harris (1801 - 1872)
    Mr Harris married first December 2, 1835 Rachel Farnum, daughter of Moses Farnum of Blackstone, Massachusetts and sister of Welcome and Darius D. Farnum, extensive manufacturers of woollen goods at Wat...
  • 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...

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.