William C. Gibbs
|William Channing Gibbs|
|10th Governor of Rhode Island|
May 2, 1821 – May 5, 1824
|Preceded by||Nehemiah R. Knight|
|Succeeded by||James Fenner|
February 10, 1789|
Newport, Rhode Island
|Died||February 24, 1871(aged 82)|
|Resting place||Island Cemetery, Newport, Rhode Island|
William Channing Gibbs (February 10, 1789 – February 24, 1871) was the tenth Governor of Rhode Island from 1821 to 1824.
Gibbs was born in Newport, Rhode Island, the son of George Gibbs and Mary Channing. He served in the state militia, rising to the rank of major general.
He was a representative in Rhode Island's General Assembly from 1816 to 1820. He served as governor from May 2, 1821 to May 5, 1824.
During the three terms that he was governor, the state ballot held the queston of expanding suffrage, but it was constantly rejected. In his last term, a Constitutional Convention drafted a document about voting rights irregularities, nevertheless, no changes to the State Constitution were accepted by the voters.
- Commanders-in-Chief Biographies of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Robert Means Thompson.
- "Rhode Island Governor William Channing Gibbs". National Governors Association. National Governors Association. Retrieved 25 March 2015.
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Nehemiah R. Knight
|Governor of Rhode Island