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Encyclopedia > List of Governors of Rhode Island

List of Rhode Island Governors

Official language(s) English Capital Providence Largest city Providence Area  Ranked 50th  - Total 1,214* [1] sq mi (3,144* km²)  - Width 37 miles (60 km)  - Length 48 miles (77 km)  - % water 32. ...

Colonial Governors

This is a partial list of the Governors of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. Providence Plantation was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams, a Baptist minister fleeing from religious persecution in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. ...

  • William Brenton 1640-1647
  • John Coggeshall May-Nov 1647
  • William Brenton 1660-1668
  • Benedict Arnold At times between 1668 to 1678
  • Nicholas Easton 1672-1674
  • William Coddington 1674-1676, 1678

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Nicholas Easton (1593 - 1675) was an early governor of Rhode Island, as well as a religious and political leader. ... William Coddington (1601 – November 1, 1678) was the first governor of Rhode Island. ... Stephen Hopkins Stephen Hopkins (March 7, 1707–July 13, 1785) was an American political leader from Rhode Island who signed the Declaration of Independence. ... Stephen Hopkins Stephen Hopkins (March 7, 1707–July 13, 1785) was an American political leader from Rhode Island who signed the Declaration of Independence. ... Samuel Ward (May 25, 1725 – March 26, 1776) was an American farmer, shop keeper, and statesman from Westerly, Rhode Island. ... Stephen Hopkins Stephen Hopkins (March 7, 1707–July 13, 1785) was an American political leader from Rhode Island who signed the Declaration of Independence. ... Samuel Ward (May 25, 1725 – March 26, 1776) was an American farmer, shop keeper, and statesman from Westerly, Rhode Island. ... Stephen Hopkins Stephen Hopkins (March 7, 1707–July 13, 1785) was an American political leader from Rhode Island who signed the Declaration of Independence. ...

State Governors

# Name Party Took office Left office
1 Nicholas Cooke None 1775 1778
2 William Greene None 1778 1786
3 John Collins None 1786 1790
4 Arthur Fenner Anti-Federalist 1790 1805
- Henry Smith (Rhode Island) Unknown 1805 1806
- Isaac Wilbour Unknown 1806 1807
- James Fenner Democratic-Republican 1807 1811
- William Jones Federalist 1811 1817
- Nehemiah R. Knight Democratic-Republican 1817 1821
- William C. Gibbs Democratic-Republican 1821 1824
- James Fenner Democratic-Republican 1824 1831
- Lemuel H. Arnold Nat. Rep. 1831 1833
- John B. Francis Democratic 1833 1838
- William Sprague Democratic 1838 1839
- Samuel Ward King Rhode Island Party 1840 1843
- Thomas Dorr (extralegal, see Dorr Rebellion) 1842 1842
- James Fenner Law and Order 1843 1845
- Charles Jackson Liberation 1845 1846
- Byron Diman Law and Order 1846 1847
- Elisha Harris Whig 1847 1849
- Henry B. Anthony Whig 1849 1851
- Philip Allen Democratic 1851 1853
- Francis M. Dimond Democratic 1853 1854
- William W. Hoppin Whig and Know-Nothing 1854 1857
- Elisha Dyer Republican 1857 1859
- Thomas G. Turner Republican 1859 1860
- William Sprague Democratic & Conservative 1860 1863
- William C. Cozzens Democratic 1863 1863
- James Y. Smith Republican 1863 1866
- Ambrose Everett Burnside Republican 1866 1869
- Seth Padelford Republican 1869 1873
- Henry Howard Republican 1873 1875
- Henry Lippitt Republican 1875 1877
- Charles C. Van Zandt Republican 1877 1880
- Alfred H. Littlefield Republican 1880 1883
- Augustus O. Bourn Republican 1883 1885
- George P. Wetmore Republican 1885 1887
- John W. Davis Democratic 1887 1888
- Royal C. Taft Republican 1888 1889
- Herbert W. Ladd Republican 1889 1890
- John Davis Democratic 1890 1891
- Herbert W. Ladd Republican 1891 1892
- D. Russell Brown Republican 1892 1895
- Charles W. Lippitt Republican 1895 1897
- Elisha Dyer Republican 1897 1900
- William Gregory Republican 1900 1901
- Charles D. Kimball Republican 1901 1903
- Lucius F. C. Garvin Democratic 1903 1905
- George H. Utter Republican 1905 1907
- James H. Higgins Democratic 1907 1909
- Aram J. Pothier Republican 1909 1915
- R. Livingston Beeckman Republican 1915 1921
- Emery J. San Souci Republican 1921 1923
- William S. Flynn Democratic 1923 1925
- Aram J. Pothier Republican 1925 1928
- Norman S. Case Republican 1928 1933
- Theodore Francis Green Democratic 1933 1937
- Robert E. Quinn Democratic 1937 1939
- William Henry Vanderbilt III Republican 1939 1941
- J. Howard McGrath Democratic 1941 1945
- John Orlando Pastore Democratic 1945 1950
- John S. McKiernan Democratic 1950 1951
- Dennis J. Roberts Democratic 1951 1959
- Christopher Del Sesto Republican 1959 1961
- John A. Notte, Jr. Democratic 1961 1963
- John Hubbard Chafee Republican 1963 1969
- Frank Licht Democratic 1969 January 2, 1973
- Philip W. Noel Democratic January 2, 1973 January 4, 1977
- J. Joseph Garrahy Democratic January 4, 1977 1985
- Edward D. DiPrete Republican 1985 1991
- Bruce Sundlun Democratic 1991 1995
- Lincoln C. Almond Republican January 7, 1995 January 7, 2003
- Donald Carcieri Republican January 7, 2003 Incumbent

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