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Rhode Island : Past Governors Bios
Governor's Name State Time in Office Party
Gov. Don Carcieri Rhode Island (2003 - 2011)
Republican
Gov. Lincoln Almond Rhode Island (1995 - 2003)
Republican
Gov. Bruce G. Sundlun Rhode Island (1991 - 1995)
Democrat
Gov. Edward D. DiPrete Rhode Island (1985 - 1991)
Republican
Gov. J. Joseph Garrahy Rhode Island (1977 - 1985)
Democrat
Gov. Philip W. Noel Rhode Island (1973 - 1977)
Democrat
Gov. Frank Licht Rhode Island (1969 - 1973)
Democrat
Gov. John Hubbard Chafee Rhode Island (1963 - 1969)
Republican
Gov. John A. Notte Rhode Island (1961 - 1963)
Democrat
Gov. Christopher Del Sesto Rhode Island (1959 - 1961)
Republican
Gov. Dennis Joseph Roberts Rhode Island (1951 - 1959)
Gov. John Sammon McKiernan Rhode Island (1950 - 1951)
Gov. John Orlando Pastore Rhode Island (1945 - 1950)
Democrat
Gov. James Howard McGrath Rhode Island (1941 - 1945)
Democrat
Gov. William Henry Vanderbilt Rhode Island (1939 - 1941)
Republican
Gov. Robert Emmet Quinn Rhode Island (1937 - 1939)
Democrat
Gov. Theodore Francis Green Rhode Island (1933 - 1937)
Democrat
Gov. Norman Stanley Case Rhode Island (1928 - 1933)
Republican
Gov. William Smith Flynn Rhode Island (1923 - 1925)
Democrat
Gov. Emery J. San Souci Rhode Island (1921 - 1923)
Republican
Gov. Robert Livingston Beeckman Rhode Island (1915 - 1921)
Republican
Gov. Aram Pothier Rhode Island (1909 - 1915)
(1925 - 1928)
Republican
Gov. James Henry Higgins Rhode Island (1907 - 1909)
Democrat
Gov. George Herbert Utter Rhode Island (1905 - 1907)
Republican
Gov. Lucius Fayette Clark Garvin Rhode Island (1903 - 1905)
Democrat
Gov. Charles Dean Kimball Rhode Island (1901 - 1903)
Republican
Gov. William Gregory Rhode Island (1900 - 1901)
Republican
Gov. Elisha Dyer Rhode Island (1897 - 1900)
Republican
Gov. Charles Warren Lippitt Rhode Island (1895 - 1897)
Republican
Gov. Daniel Russell Brown Rhode Island (1892 - 1895)
Republican
Gov. Herbert Warren Ladd Rhode Island (1889 - 1890)
(1891 - 1892)
Republican
Gov. Royal Chapin Taft Rhode Island (1888 - 1889)
Republican
Gov. John William Davis Rhode Island (1887 - 1888)
(1890 - 1891)
Democrat
Gov. George Peabody Wetmore Rhode Island (1885 - 1887)
Republican
Gov. Augustus Osborn Bourn Rhode Island (1883 - 1885)
Republican
Gov. Alfred Henry Littlefield Rhode Island (1880 - 1883)
Republican
Gov. Charles Collins Van Zandt Rhode Island (1877 - 1880)
Republican
Gov. Henry Lippitt Rhode Island (1875 - 1877)
Republican
Gov. Henry Howard Rhode Island (1873 - 1875)
Republican
Gov. Seth Padelford Rhode Island (1869 - 1873)
Republican
Gov. Ambrose Everett Burnside Rhode Island (1866 - 1869)
Republican
Gov. James Youngs Smith Rhode Island (1863 - 1866)
Republican
Gov. William Cole Cozzens Rhode Island (1863 - 1863)
Democrat
Gov. William Sprague Rhode Island (1860 - 1863)
Republican
Gov. Thomas Goodwin Turner Rhode Island (1859 - 1860)
Republican
Gov. Elisha Dyer Rhode Island (1857 - 1859)
Republican
Gov. William Warner Hoppin Rhode Island (1854 - 1857)
AP
Gov. Francis M. Dimond Rhode Island (1853 - 1854)
Gov. Phillip Allen Rhode Island (1851 - 1853)
DFS
Gov. Henry Bowen Anthony Rhode Island (1849 - 1851)
Whig
Gov. Elisha Harris Rhode Island (1847 - 1849)
Whig
Gov. Byron Diman Rhode Island (1846 - 1847)
Whig
Gov. Charles Jackson Rhode Island (1845 - 1846)
Whig
Gov. Samuel King Rhode Island (1839 - 1843)
Whig
Gov. William Sprague Rhode Island (1838 - 1839)
Whig
Gov. John Brown Francis Rhode Island (1833 - 1838)
Democratic-Republican
Gov. Lemuel Hastings Arnold Rhode Island (1831 - 1833)
Gov. William Channing Gibbs Rhode Island (1821 - 1824)
Gov. Edward Cox Rhode Island (1821 - 1821)
Gov. Nehemiah Rice Knight Rhode Island (1817 - 1821)
F-R
Gov. William Jones Rhode Island (1811 - 1817)
F-R
Gov. James Fenner Rhode Island (1807 - 1811)
(1824 - 1831)
(1843 - 1845)
F-R; Whig
Gov. Isaac Wilbour Rhode Island (1806 - 1807)
Gov. Henry Smith Rhode Island (1805 - 1806)
Gov. Arthur Fenner Rhode Island (1790 - 1805)
F-R
Gov. John Collins Rhode Island (1786 - 1790)
Gov. William Greene Rhode Island (1778 - 1786)
Gov. Nicholas Cooke Rhode Island (1775 - 1778)