List of Chief Justices of the Rhode Island Supreme Court

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The Rhode Island Supreme Court was created in 1747 and used the title of Superior Court of Judicature, Court of Assize, and General Gaol Delivery. When established, the court consisted of a Chief Justice and four Associate Justices (for a list of the Associate Justices, see List of the Justices of the Rhode Island Supreme Court) Following are the Chief Justices from 1747 to the present:[1][2]

Colonial[edit]

Joshua Babcock
Stephen Hopkins

State[edit]

In 1799 the name was changed to the Supreme Judicial Court

In 1843 the name was changed to the Supreme Court

  • Job Durfee, 1843 - 1848
  • Richard W. Green, 1848 - 1854
  • William R. Staples, 1854 - 1856
  • Samuel Ames, 1856 - 1866
  • Charles S. Bradley, 1866 - 1868
  • George A. Brayton, 1868 - 1875
  • Thomas Durfee, 1875 - 1891
  • Charles Matteson, 1891 - 1900
  • John H. Stiness, 1900 - 1903
  • Pardon E. Tillinghast, 1904 - 1905
  • William W. Douglas, 1905 - 1908
  • Edward C. Dubois, 1909 - 1913
  • Clarke H. Johnson, 1913 - 1917
  • Clarke F. Parkhurst, 1917 - 1920
  • William A. Sweetland, 1920 - 1929
  • Charles F. Stearns, 1929 - 1935
  • Edmund W. Flynn, 1935 - 1957
  • Francis B. Condon, 1958 - 1965
  • Thomas H. Roberts, 1966 - 1976
  • Joseph A. Bevilacqua, 1976 - 1986
  • Thomas F. Fay, 1986 - 1993
  • Joseph R. Weisberger, 1993 - 2001
  • Frank J. Williams, 2001 - 2008
  • Paul A. Suttell, 2009 - present

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith 1900, pp. 125-596.
  2. ^ "Rhode Island Supreme Court website". p. 22. Retrieved 2012-05-26. 

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