Philip W. Noel

Gov. Philip W. Noel

Rhode Island

January 2, 1973 - January 4, 1977

December 6, 1930


Brown Universit;, Georgetown University Law School

Birth State
Rhode Island

Married Joyce Sandberg; five children


PHILIP W. NOEL was born in Providence, Rhode Island. He worked his way through school as a commercial fisherman, receiving a B.A. from Brown University in 1954 and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law School in 1957. He served as Mayor of Warwick for six years before becoming governor. While in office, Noel service on the National Governors Association’s Executive Committee and chaired the Democratic Governors’ Association.


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University of Rhode Island, Special Collections