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Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island

 

Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island

The current lieutenant governor of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is Elizabeth H. Roberts.

In Rhode Island, the lieutenant governor and governor of Rhode Island are elected on separate tickets.

Deputy Governors of the Colony of Rhode Island


  • William Brenton, of Newport Nov., 1663 – May, 1666
  • Nicholas Easton, of Newport May, 1666 – May, 1669
  • Dr. John Clarke, of Newport May, 1669 – May, 1670
  • Nicholas Easton, of Newport May, 1670 – May, 1671
  • Dr. John Clarke, of Newport May, 1671 – May, 1672
  • John Cranston, of Newport May, 1672 – May, 1673
  • William Coddington, of Newport May, 1673 – May, 1674
  • John Easton, of Newport May, 1674 – April, 1676
  • John Cranston, of Newport May, 1676 – Nov., 1678
  • James Barker, of Newport Nov., 1678 – May, 1679
  • Walter Clarke, of Newport May, 1679 – May 1686
  • John Coggeshall, Jr., of Newport May, 1686 – June, 1686

The Royal Charter was suspended from 1686 until 1689.


  • John Coggeshall, Jr., of Newport May, 1689 – May, 1690
  • John Greene, Jr., of Warwick May, 1690 – May, 1700
  • Walter Clarke, of Newport May, 1700 – May, 1714, died in office
  • Henry Tew, of Newport June, 1714 – May, 1715
  • Joseph Jenckes, of Providence May, 1715 – May, 1721
  • John Wanton, of Newport May, 1721 – May, 1722
  • Joseph Jenckes, of Providence May, 1722 – May, 1727
  • Jonathan Nichols, of Newport May, 1727 – Aug., 1727, died in office
  • Thomas Frye, of East Greenwich Aug., 1727 – May, 1729
  • John Wanton, of Newport May, 1729 – May, 1734
  • George Hazard, of S. Kingstown May, 1734 – June, 1738, died in office
  • Daniel Abbott, of Providence July, 1738 – May, 1740
  • Richard Ward, of Newport May, 1740 – July, 1740
  • William Greene, of Newport July, 1740 – May, 1743
  • Joseph Whipple, Jr., of Newport May, 1743 – May, 1745
  • William Robinson, of S. Kingstown May, 1745 – May, 1746
  • Joseph Whipple, Jr., of Newport May, 1746 – May, 1747
  • William Robinson, of S. Kingstown May, 1747 – May, 1748
  • William Ellery, of Newport May, 1748 – May, 1750
  • Robert Hazard, of S. Kingstown May, 1750 – May, 1751
  • Joseph Whipple, III, of Newport May, 1751 – Nov., 1753
  • Jonathan Nichols, Jr., of Newport Nov., 1753 – May, 1754
  • John Gardner, of Newport May, 1754 – May, 1755
  • Jonathan Nichols, Jr., of Newport May, 1755 – Sept., 1756, died in office
  • John Gardner, of Newport Sept., 1756 – Jan., 1764, died in office
  • Joseph Wanton, Jr., of Newport Feb., 1764 – May, 1765
  • Elisha Brown, of N. Providence May, 1765 – May, 1767
  • Joseph Wanton, Jr., of Newport May, 1767 – May, 1768
  • Nicholas Cooke, of Providence May, 1768 – May, 1769
  • Darius Sessions, of Providence May, 1769 – May, 1775
  • Nicholas Cooke, of Providence May, 1775 – Nov., 1775
  • William Bradford, of Bristol Nov., 1775 – May, 1778

Deputy and lieutenant governors of the State of Rhode Island

The title was changed to “Lieutenant Governor” in 1798.

  • George Brown, of S. Kingstown 1799–1800
  • Samuel J. Potter, of S. Kingstown 1800–1803
  • Paul Mumford, of Newport 1803–1805
  • Isaac Wilbour, of Little Compton 1806–1807
  • Constant Taber, of Newport 1807–1808
  • Simeon Martin, of Newport 1808–1810
  • Isaac Wilbour, of Little Compton 1810–1811
  • Simeon Martin, of Newport 1811–1816
  • Jeremiah Thurston, of Hopkinton 1816–1817
  • Edward Wilcox, of Charlestown 1817–1821
  • Caleb Earle, of Providence 1821–1824
  • Charles Collins, of Newport 1824–1833
  • Jeffrey Hazard, of Exeter 1833–1835
  • George Engs, of Newport 1835–1836
  • Jeffrey Hazard, of Exeter 1836–1837
  • Benjamin Babock Thurston, of Hopkinton 1837–1838
  • Joseph Childs, of Portsmouth 1838–1839
  • Byron Diman, of Bristol 1840–1842
  • Nathanael Bullock, of Bristol 1842–1843

Lieutenant Governors Under The Constitution, 1843 –


  • Byron Diman, of Bristol 1843–1846 [Law & Order Party]
  • Elisha Harris, of Coventry 1846–1847 [Whig]
  • Edward W. Lawton, of Newport 1847–1849
  • Thomas Whipple, of Coventry 1849–1851
  • William Beach Lawrence, of Newport 1851–1852
  • Samuel G. Arnold, of Providence 1852–1853
  • Francis M. Dimond, of Bristol 1853–1854
  • John J. Reynolds, of N. Kingstown 1854–1855
  • Anderson C. Rose, of New Shoreham 1855–1856
  • Nicholas Brown III, of Warwick 1856–1857
  • Thomas Turner, of Warren 1857–1859
  • Isaac Saunders, of Scituate 1859–1860
  • J. Russell Bullock, of Bristol 1860–1861
  • Samuel G. Arnold, of Providence 1861–1862 [U]
  • Seth Padelford, of Providence 1863–1865 [R]
  • Duncan Pell, of Newport 1865–1866
  • William Greene, of Warwick 1866–1868
  • Pardon Stevens, of Newport 1868–1872
  • Charles Cutler, of Warren 1872–1873
  • Charles C. Van Zandt, of Newport 1873–1875 [R]
  • Henry Tillinghast Sisson, of Little Compton 1875–1877
  • Albert Howard, of E. Providence 1877–1880
  • Henry Fay, of Newport 1880–1883
  • Oscar Rathbun, of Woonsocket 1883–1885
  • Lucius B. Darling, of Pawtucket 1885–1887
  • Samuel R. Honey, of Newport 1887–1888
  • Enos Lapham, of Warwick 1888–1889
  • Daniel Littlefield, of Lincoln 1889–1890
  • William T. C. Wardwell, of Bristol 1890–1891
  • Henry A. Stearns, of Lincoln 1891–1892
  • Melville Bull, of Middletown 1892–1894 [R]
  • Edwin Allen, of Hopkinton 1894–1897
  • Aram J. Pothier, of Woonsocket 1897–1898 [R]
  • William Gregory, of N. Kingstown 1898–1900 [R]
  • Charles Kimball, of Providence 1900–1901 [R]
  • George L. Shepley, of Providence 1902–1903 [R]
  • Adelard Archambault, of Woonsocket 1903–1904 [D]
  • George H. Utter, of Westerly 1904–1905 [R]
  • Frederick Jackson, of Providence 1905–1908 [R]
  • Ralph Watrous, of Warwick 1908–1909 [R]
  • Arthur Dennis, of Providence 1909–1910 [R]
  • Zenas Bliss, of Cranston 1910–1913 [R]
  • Rosewell Burchard, of L. Compton 1913–1915 [R]
  • Emery J. San Souci, of Providence 1915–1921 [R]
  • Harold Gross, of Providence 1921–1923 [R]
  • Felix A. Toupin, of Lincoln 1923–1925 [D]
  • Nathaniel W. Smith, of S. Kingstown 1925–1927 [R]
  • Norman S. Case, of Providence 1927–1928 [R]
  • James G. Connelly, of Pawtucket 1929–1933 [R]
  • Robert E. Quinn, of W. Warwick 1933–1937 [D]
  • Raymond E. Jordan, of Pawtucket 1937–1939 [D]
  • James O. McManus, of W. Warwick 1939–1941 [R]
  • Louis W. Cappelli, of Providence 1941–1944 [D]
  • John O. Pastore, of Providence 1945–1945 [D]
  • John S. McKiernan, of Providence 1947–1950 [D]
  • John S. McKiernan, of Providence 1951–1956 [D]
  • Armand H. Cote, of Pawtucket 1957–1959 [D]
  • John A. Notte, Jr., of Providence 1959–1961 [D]
  • Edward P. Gallogly, of Providence 1961–1965 [D]
  • Giovanni Folcarelli, of Scituate 1965–1967 [D]
  • Joseph O'Donnell, Jr., of N. Smithfield 1967–1969 [R]
  • J. Joseph Garrahy, of Providence 1969–1977 [D]
  • Thomas R. DiLuglio, of Johnston 1977–1985 [D]
  • Richard A. Licht, of Providence 1985–1989 [D]
  • Roger N. Begin, of Woonsocket 1989–1993 [D]
  • Robert Weygand, of E. Providence 1993–1997 [D]
  • Bernard A. Jackvony, of E. Greenwich 1997–1999 [R]
  • Charles J. Fogarty, of Glocester 1999–2007 [D]
  • Elizabeth H. Roberts, of Cranston 2007–Present [D]

Current Controversies

During the 2010 elections, the Cool Moose Party of Rhode Island submitted Robert Healey as candidate for Lieutenant Governor. He ran on the proposition that he will attempt to abolish the office of Lieutenant Governor.[1]

References

Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island

Template:Colonial Deputy Governors of Rhode Island

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