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Governor of Rhode Island

US GOVERNMENT OFFICE

25-Nov-1663
May-1666
Benedict Arnold (1st time)
May-1666
May-1669
William Brenton  
May-1669
May-1672
Benedict Arnold (2nd time)
May-1672
May-1674
Nicholas Easton  
May-1674
May-1676
William Coddington (1st time)
May-1676
May-1677
Walter Clarke (1st time, b. 1638, d. 1714)
May-1677
20-Jun-1678
Benedict Arnold (3rd time)
28-Aug-1678
1-Nov-1678
William Coddington (2nd time)
8-Nov-1678
12-Mar-1680
John Cranston (b. 1625, d. 1680)
16-Mar-1680
May-1683
Peleg Sanford  
May-1683
May-1685
William Coddington, Jr.  
May-1685
May-1686
Henry Bull (1st time)
May-1686
29-Jun-1686
Walter Clarke (2nd time)
Jun-1686
Feb-1687
John Coggeshall (acting)
27-Feb-1687
May-1690
Henry Bull (2nd time)
May-1690
May-1695
John Easton (b. 1617, d. 1705)
May-1695
Jan-1696
Caleb Carr (d. 1698)
Jan-1696
May-1698
Walter Clarke (3rd time)
May-1698
26-Apr-1727
Samuel Cranston (b. 1659, d. 1727)
May-1727
May-1732
Joseph Jenckes (b. 1656, d. 1740)
May-1732
Dec-1733
William Wanton (d. 1733)
May-1734
5-Jul-1740
John Wanton  
15-Jul-1740
May-1743
Richard Ward (b. 1689, d. 1763)
May-1743
May-1745
William Greene (1st time, b. 1696, d. 1758)
May-1745
May-1746
Gideon Wanton (1st time, b. 1693, d. 1767)
May-1746
May-1747
William Greene (2nd time)
May-1747
1748
Gideon Wanton (2nd time)
1748
1755
William Greene (3rd time)
1755
1757
Stephen Hopkins (1st time, b. 1707, d. 1785)
1757
22-Feb-1758
William Greene (4th time)
14-Mar-1758
1762
Stephen Hopkins (2nd time)
1762
1763
Samuel Ward (1st time, b. 1725, d. 1776)
1763
1765
Stephen Hopkins (3rd time)
1765
1767
Samuel Ward (2nd time)
1767
1768
Stephen Hopkins (4th time)
1768
1769
Josias Lyndon (b. 1704, d. 1778)
1769
7-Nov-1775
Joseph Wanton (b. 1705, d. 1780)
7-Nov-1775
4-May-1778
Nicholas Cooke (b. 1717, d. 1782)
4-May-1778
3-May-1786
William Greene, Jr. (b. 1731, d. 1809)
3-May-1786
5-May-1790
John Collins (b. 1717, d. 1795)
5-May-1790
15-Oct-1805
Arthur Fenner (b. 1745, d. 1805, F-R)
15-Oct-1805
1805
Paul Mumford (acting, b. 1734, d. 1805)
1805
7-May-1806
Henry Smith (acting, b. 1766, d. 1818)
7-May-1806
6-May-1807
Isaac Wilbour (acting, b. 1763, d. 1837)
6-May-1807
1-May-1811
James Fenner (1st time, b. 1771, d. 1846, F-R)
1-May-1811
7-May-1817
William Jones (b. 1753, d. 1822, F-R)
7-May-1817
9-Jan-1821
Nehemiah R. Knight (b. 1780, d. 1854, F-R)
9-Jan-1821
2-May-1821
Edward Cox  
2-May-1821
5-May-1824
William C. Gibbs (b. 1789, d. 1871)
5-May-1824
4-May-1831
James Fenner (2nd time, Whig)
4-May-1831
1-May-1833
Lemuel H. Arnold (b. 1792, d. 1852, Whig)
1-May-1833
2-May-1838
John B. Francis (b. 1791, d. 1864, Whig)
2-May-1838
1-May-1839
William Sprague (b. 1799, d. 1856, Whig)
2-May-1839
2-May-1843
Samuel W. King (b. 1786, d. 1851, Whig)
2-May-1843
6-May-1845
James Fenner (3rd time, Whig)
6-May-1845
6-May-1846
Charles Jackson (b. 1775, d. 1855, Whig)
6-May-1846
4-May-1847
Byron Diman (b. 1795, d. 1865, Whig)
4-May-1847
1-May-1849
Elisha Harris (b. 1824, d. 1884, Whig)
1-May-1849
6-May-1851
Henry B. Anthony (b. 1815, d. 1884, Whig)
6-May-1851
20-Jul-1853
Philip Allen (b. 1785, d. 1865, DFS)
20-Jul-1853
2-May-1854
Francis M. Dimond (acting, b. 1796, d. 1859)
2-May-1854
26-May-1857
William W. Hoppin (b. 1807, d. 1890, AP)
26-May-1857
31-May-1859
Elisha Dyer (b. 1839, d. 1906, Republican)
31-May-1859
May-1860
Thomas G. Turner (b. 1810, d. 1875, Republican)
May-1860
3-Mar-1863
William Sprague (b. 1831, d. 1915, Republican)
3-Mar-1863
26-May-1863
William C. Cozzens (b. 1811, d. 1876)
26-May-1863
29-May-1866
James Y. Smith (b. 1809, d. 1876, Republican)
29-May-1866
25-May-1869
Ambrose Burnside (b. 1824, d. 1881, Republican)
25-May-1869
27-May-1873
Seth Padelford (b. 1807, d. 1878, Republican)
27-May-1873
25-May-1875
Henry Howard (b. 1826, d. 1905, Republican)
25-May-1875
29-May-1877
Henry Lippitt (b. 1818, d. 1891, Republican)
29-May-1877
25-May-1880
Charles C. Van Zandt (b. 1830, d. 1894, Republican)
25-May-1880
29-May-1883
Alfred H. Littlefield (b. 1829, d. 1893, Republican)
29-May-1883
26-May-1885
Augustus O. Bourn (b. 1834, d. 1925, Republican)
26-May-1885
31-May-1887
George P. Wetmore (b. 1846, d. 1921, Republican)
31-May-1887
29-May-1888
John W. Davis (1st time, b. 1826, d. 1907, Democrat)
29-May-1888
28-May-1889
Royal C. Taft (b. 1823, d. 1912, Republican)
28-May-1889
27-May-1890
Herbert W. Ladd (1st time, b. 1843, d. 1913, Republican)
27-May-1890
26-May-1891
John W. Davis (2nd time, Democrat)
26-May-1891
31-May-1892
Herbert W. Ladd (2nd time, Republican)
31-May-1892
29-May-1895
D. Russell Brown (b. 1848, d. 1919, Republican)
29-May-1895
25-May-1897
Charles W. Lippitt (b. 1846, d. 1924, Republican)
25-May-1897
29-May-1900
Elisha Dyer (b. 1839, d. 1906, Republican)
29-May-1900
16-Dec-1901
William Gregory (b. 1849, d. 1901, Republican)
16-Dec-1901
3-Jan-1903
Charles D. Kimball (b. 1859, d. 1930, Republican)
3-Jan-1903
3-Jan-1905
Lucius F.C. Garvin (b. 1841, d. 1922, Democrat)
3-Jan-1905
1-Jan-1907
George H. Utter (b. 1854, d. 1912, Republican)
1-Jan-1907
5-Jan-1909
James H. Higgins (b. 1876, d. 1927, Democrat)
5-Jan-1909
5-Jan-1915
Aram J. Pothier (1st time, b. 1854, d. 1928, Republican)
5-Jan-1915
4-Jan-1921
R. Livingston Beeckman (b. 1866, d. 1935, Republican)
4-Jan-1921
2-Jan-1923
Emery J. San Souci (b. 1857, d. 1936, Republican)
2-Jan-1923
6-Jan-1925
William S. Flynn (b. 1885, d. 1966, Democrat)
6-Jan-1925
3-Feb-1928
Aram J. Pothier (2nd time, Republican)
4-Feb-1928
3-Jan-1933
Norman S. Case (b. 1888, d. 1967, Republican)
3-Jan-1933
5-Jan-1937
Theodore F. Green (b. 1867, d. 1966, Democrat)
5-Jan-1937
3-Jan-1939
Robert E. Quinn (b. 1894, d. 1975, Democrat)
3-Jan-1939
7-Jan-1941
William H. Vanderbilt (b. 1901, d. 1981, Republican)
7-Jan-1941
6-Oct-1945
J. Howard McGrath (b. 1903, d. 1966, Democrat)
6-Oct-1945
19-Dec-1950
John O. Pastore (b. 1907, d. 2000, Democrat)
19-Dec-1950
2-Jan-1951
John S. McKiernan (b. 1911, d. 1997, Democrat)
2-Jan-1951
6-Jan-1959
Dennis J. Roberts (b. 1903, d. 1994, Democrat)
6-Jan-1959
3-Jan-1961
Christopher Del Sesto (b. 1907, d. 1973, Republican)
3-Jan-1961
1-Jan-1963
John A. Notte, Jr. (b. 1909, d. 1983, Democrat)
1-Jan-1963
7-Jan-1969
John H. Chafee (b. 1922, d. 1999, Republican)
7-Jan-1969
2-Jan-1973
Frank Licht (b. 1916, d. 1987, Democrat)
2-Jan-1973
4-Jan-1977
Philip W. Noel (b. 1931, Democrat)
4-Jan-1977
1-Jan-1985
J. Joseph Garrahy (b. 1930, Democrat)
1-Jan-1985
1-Jan-1991
Edward D. DiPrete (b. 1934, Republican)
1-Jan-1991
3-Jan-1995
Bruce Sundlun (b. 1920, d. 2011, Democrat)
3-Jan-1995
7-Jan-2003
Lincoln C. Almond (b. 1936, Republican)
7-Jan-2003
present
Don Carcieri (b. 1942, Republican)



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