List of lieutenant governors of Rhode Island

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The lieutenant governor of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is Elizabeth H. Roberts who is ineligible to seek re-election due to term limits.[1] Her term expires in January 2015.

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

Deputy Governors of the Colony of Rhode Island[edit]

Dr. John Clarke, Deputy Governor 1669-70, 1671-72

The Royal Charter was suspended from 1686 until 1689.

William Ellery, Deputy Governor from 1748-1750, signatory of the Declaration of Independence
William Bradford, last deputy governor of the colony and first deputy governor of the state

Deputy and lieutenant governors of the State of Rhode Island[edit]


      Democratic       Republican

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

Lieutenant Governors Under The Constitution, 1843 –

Samuel G. Arnold, Lieutenant Governor, 1852–1853, 1861–1862
William Greene, Lieutenant Governor 1866-1868
Bob Weygand, Lieutenant Governor from 1993-1997

2010 controversy[edit]

During the 2010 elections, the Cool Moose Party of Rhode Island submitted Bob Healey as candidate for Lieutenant Governor. He ran on the proposition that he will attempt to abolish the office of Lieutenant Governor.[2]