Governors of Rhode Island

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A list of governors from the state of Rhode Island.[1][2]

Governors of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

Note:The list is partial.

Name Years
William Brenton 1640-1647, 1660-1668
John Coggeshall 1647
Benedict Arnold 1668-1672, 1676-1678
Nicholas Greene 1672-1674
William Coddington 1674-1676, 1678
William Greene 1746-1747, 1748-1755, 1757-1758
Gideon Wanton 1747-1748
Stephen Hopkins 1755-1757, 1758-1762, 1763-1765, 1767-1768
Samuel Ward 1762-1763, 1765-1767
Josias Lyndon 1768-1769
Joseph Wanton 1769-1775

State Governors of Rhode Island

Name Party Years
Nicholas Cooke 1775-1778
William Greene, Jr. 1778-1786
John Collins 1786-1790
Arthur Fenner F-R 1790-1805
Henry Smith 1805-1806
Isaac Wilbour 1806-1807
James Fenner F-R, Whig 1807-1811, 1824-1831, 1843-1845
William Jones F-R 1811-1817
Nehemiah Rice Knight F-R 1817-1821
Edward Cox 1821
William Channing Gibbs 1821-1824
Lemuel Hastings Arnold 1831-1833
John Brown Francis Democratic Repulican 1833-1838
William Sprague Whig 1838-1839
Samuel King Whig 1839-1843
Charles Jackson Whig 1845-1846
Byron Diman Whig 1846-1847
Elisha Harris Whig 1847-1849
Henry Bowen Anthony Whig 1849-1851
Philip Allen DFS 1851-1853
Francis M. Dimon 1853-1854
William Warner Hoppin AP 1854-1857
Elisha Dyer Republican 1857-1859
Thomas Goodwin Taylor Republican 1859-1860
William Sprague Republican 1860-1863
William Cole Cozzens Democrat 1863
James Youngs 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 Collins Van Zandt Republican 1877-1880
Alfred Henry Littlefield Republican 1880-1883
Augustus Osborn Bourn Republican 1883-1885
George Peabody Wetmore Republican 1885-1887
John William Davis Democrat 1887-1888, 1890-1891
Royal Chapin Taft Republican 1888-1889
Herbert Warren Ladd Republican 1889-1890, 1891-1892
Daniel Russell Brown Republican 1892-1895
Charles Warren Lippitt Republican 1895-1897
Elisha Dyer, Jr. Republican 1897-1900
William Gregory Republican 1900-1901
Charles Dean Kimball Republican 1901-1903
Lucius Fayette Clark Garvin Democrat 1903-1905
George Herbert Utter Republican 1905-1907
James Henry Higgins Democrat 1907-1909
Aram Pothier Republican 1909-1915, 1925-1928
Robert Livingston Beeckman Republican 1915-1921
Emery J. San Souci Republican 1921-1923
William Smith Flynn Democrat 1923-1925
Norman Stanley Case Republican 1928-1933
Theodore Francis Green Democrat 1933-1937
Robert Emmet Quinn Democrat 1937-1939
William Henry Vanderbilt Republican 1939-1941
James Howard McGrath Democrat 1941-1945
John Orlando Pastore Democrat 1945-1950
John Sammon McKiernan 1950-1951
Dennis Joseph Roberts 1951-1959
Christopher Del Sesto Republican 1959-1961
John A. Notte, Jr. Democrat 1961-1963
John Hubbard Chafee Republican 1963-1969
Frank Licht Democrat 1969-1973
Philip W. Noel Democrat 1973-1977
J. Joseph Garrahy Democrat 1977-1985
Edward D. DiPrete Republican 1985-1991
Bruce G. Sundlun Democrat 1991-1995
Lincoln Almond Republican 1995-2003
Don Carcieri Republican 2003-2011
Lincoln Chafee Independent 2011-present

Notes

  1. http://www.nga.org/portal/site/nga/menuitem.8fd3d12ab65b304f8a278110501010a0?submit=Submit&State=RI
  2. http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/List-of-Governors-of-Rhode-Island
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