Isaac Wilbour

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Isaac Wilbour
6th Governor of Rhode Island
In office
May 7, 1806 – May 6, 1807
Lieutenant Himself
Preceded by Henry Smith
Succeeded by James Fenner
4th Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island
In office
Governor Himself
Preceded by Paul Mumford
Succeeded by Constant Taber
In office
Governor James Fenner
Preceded by Simeon Martin
Succeeded by Simeon Martin
34th Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court
In office
Preceded by James Fenner
Succeeded by Samuel Eddy
Personal details
Born (1763-04-25)April 25, 1763
Little Compton, Rhode Island
Died October 4, 1837(1837-10-04) (aged 74)
Little Compton, Rhode Island
Resting place Seaconnet Cemetery
Political party Democratic-Republican

Isaac Wilbour (April 25, 1763 – October 4, 1837) was an American politician from Rhode Island holding several offices, including the sixth Governor of the state.

Wilbour was born in Little Compton, Rhode Island. He served in the state legislature in 1805 and 1806. From October 1805 to May 1806 he served as speaker. He was Lieutenant Governor from 1806 to 1807. There had been no winner in the gubernatorial election in 1806, so he was Acting Governor from May 7, 1806, to May 6, 1807.

Wilbour represented Rhode Island in the United States House of Representatives as a Democratic-Republican from 1807 to 1809. He ran again in 1808 and 1812 but lost both times. He served as Lieutenant Governor again from 1810 to 1811.

In 1818 he became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island and acted as Chief Justice of that court from 1819 to 1827.

Wilbour died in Little Compton, Rhode Island, and his remains were buried in the Seaconnet Cemetery.


Political offices
Preceded by
Henry Smith
Governor of Rhode Island
1806 - 1807
Succeeded by
James Fenner