List of lieutenant governors of Rhode Island

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The lieutenant governor of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is Daniel McKee.[1] He assumed office January 6, 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 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]

Name Party Term Start Term End Residence
William Bradford Nov. 1775 May 1778 Bristol
Jabez Bowen May 1778 May 1780 Providence
William West May 1780 May 1781 Scituate
Jabez Bowen May 1781 May 1786 Providence
Daniel Owen May 1786 May 1790 Glocester
Samuel J. Potter May 1790 Feb. 1799 S. Kingstown

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

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

Lieutenant Governors Under The Constitution, 1843-present[edit]

Samuel G. Arnold, Lieutenant Governor, 1852–1853, 1861–1862
William Greene, Lieutenant Governor 1866-1868
Bob Weygand, Lieutenant Governor from 1993-1997
Name Party Term Start Term End Residence
Byron Diman Law & Order 1843 1846 Bristol
Elisha Harris Whig 1846 1847 Coventry
Edward W. Lawton 1847 1849 Newport
Thomas Whipple 1849 1851 Coventry
William Beach Lawrence 1851 1852 Newport
Samuel G. Arnold 1852 1853 Providence
Francis M. Dimond Democratic 1853 1854 Bristol
John J. Reynolds 1854 1855 N. Kingstown
Anderson C. Rose 1855 1856 New Shoreham
Nicholas Brown III 1856 1857 Warwick
Thomas G. Turner Republican 1857 1859 Warren
Isaac Saunders 1859 1860 Scituate
J. Russell Bullock 1860 1861 Bristol
Samuel G. Arnold Republican 1861 1862 Providence
Seth Padelford Republican 1863 1865 Providence
Duncan Pell 1865 1866 Newport
William Greene 1866 1868 Warwick
Pardon Stevens 1868 1872 Newport
Charles Cutler 1872 1873 Warren
Charles C. Van Zandt Republican 1873 1875 Newport
Henry Tillinghast Sisson Republican 1875 1877 Little Compton
Albert Howard 1877 1880 E. Providence
Henry Fay 1880 1883 Newport
Oscar Rathbun 1883 1885 Woonsocket
Lucius B. Darling Republican 1885 1887 Pawtucket
Samuel R. Honey 1887 1888 Newport
Enos Lapham 1888 1889 Warwick
Daniel Littlefield Republican 1889 1890 Central Falls
William T. C. Wardwell 1890 1891 Bristol
Henry A. Stearns Republican 1891 1892 Lincoln
Melville Bull Republican 1892 1894 Middletown
Edwin Allen 1894 1897 Hopkinton
Aram J. Pothier Republican 1897 1898 Woonsocket
William Gregory Republican 1898 1900 N. Kingstown
Charles D. Kimball Republican 1900 1901 Providence
George L. Shepley Republican 1902 1903 Providence
Adelard Archambault Democratic 1903 1904 Woonsocket
George H. Utter Republican 1904 1905 Westerly
Frederick H. Jackson Republican 1905 1908 Providence
Ralph Watrous Republican 1908 1909 Warwick
Arthur W. Dennis Republican 1909 1910 Providence
Zenas Work Bliss Republican 1910 1913 Cranston
Rosewell Burchard Republican 1913 1915 L. Compton
Emery J. San Souci Republican 1915 1921 Providence
Harold Gross Republican 1921 1923 Providence
Felix A. Toupin Democratic 1923 1925 Lincoln
Nathaniel W. Smith Republican 1925 1927 S. Kingstown
Norman S. Case Republican 1927 1928 Providence
James G. Connelly Republican 1929 1933 Pawtucket
Robert E. Quinn Democratic 1933 1937 W. Warwick
Raymond E. Jordan Democratic 1937 1939 Pawtucket
James O. McManus Republican 1939 1941 W. Warwick
Louis W. Cappelli Democratic 1941 1944 Providence
John O. Pastore Democratic 1945 1945 Providence
John S. McKiernan Democratic 1945 1950 Providence
John S. McKiernan Democratic 1951 1956 Providence
Armand H. Cote Democratic 1957 1959 Pawtucket
John A. Notte, Jr. Democratic 1959 1961 Providence
Edward P. Gallogly Democratic 1961 1965 Providence
Giovanni Folcarelli Democratic 1965 1967 Scituate
Joseph O'Donnell, Jr. Republican 1967 1969 N. Smithfield
J. Joseph Garrahy Democratic 1969 1977 Providence
Thomas R. DiLuglio Democratic 1977 1985 Johnston
Richard A. Licht Democratic 1985 1989 Providence
Roger N. Begin Democratic 1989 1993 Woonsocket
Robert Weygand Democratic 1993 1997 E. Providence
Bernard Jackvony Republican 1997 1999 E. Greenwich
Charles J. Fogarty Democratic 1999 2007 Glocester
Elizabeth H. Roberts Democratic 2007 2015 Cranston
Daniel McKee Democratic 2015 present Cumberland

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 itself.[2]

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