FORMER RHODE ISLAND GOVERNORS

Governor's Name State Time in Office Party
Gov. Lincoln Chafee Rhode Island 2011 - 2015 Democrat
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 1925 - 1928
1909 - 1915
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 Jr. 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 1891 - 1892
1889 - 1890
Republican
Gov. Royal Chapin Taft Rhode Island 1888 - 1889 Republican
Gov. John William Davis Rhode Island 1890 - 1891
1887 - 1888
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 Sr. Rhode Island 1857 - 1859 Republican
Gov. William Warner Hoppin Rhode Island 1854 - 1880 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 Channing Gibbs Rhode Island 1821 - 1824
Gov. William Jones Rhode Island 1811 - 1817 F-R
Gov. James Fenner Rhode Island 1843 - 1845
1824 - 1831
1807 - 1811
F-R; Whig
Gov. Isaac Wilbour Rhode Island 1806 - 1807
Gov. Henry Smith Rhode Island 1905 - 1806
Gov. Arthur Fenner Rhode Island 1790 - 1805 F-R
Gov. John Collins Rhode Island 1786 - 1790 Married Mary Avery
Gov. William Greene Rhode Island 1778 - 1786
Gov. Nicholas Cooke Rhode Island 1775 - 1778