List of people from Rhode Island

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Location of Rhode Island on the U.S. map

This is a list of prominent people who were born in the state of Rhode Island or who spent significant periods of their lives in the state.

Academia[edit]

Activism, civil rights, and philanthropy[edit]

  • Zechariah Chafee (1885–1957) – judicial philosopher, civil rights advocate
  • Elizabeth Buffum Chace (1806–1899) – activist in the anti-slavery, women's-rights, and prison-reform movements of the mid-to-late 19th century
  • Cornelia Bryce Pinchot (1881–1960) – Newport native who became a conservationist, Progressive politician, women's rights activist, and First Lady of Pennsylvania
  • Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (1874–1948) – philanthropist
  • Robert Ellis Smith (1940–2018) – publisher and consumer activist, Privacy Journal; civil rights journalist in Alabama
  • Marjorie van Vliet (1923–1990) – teacher and aviator

Art, literature, and design[edit]

Athletics[edit]

A–G
H–Z

Business[edit]

Crime[edit]

Film and television[edit]

A–L
M–Z

Journalism[edit]

Military[edit]

Music[edit]

Politics and government[edit]

A–L
M–Z

Religion[edit]

Science[edit]

See also[edit]

By educational institution affiliation
By location

References[edit]

  1. ^ Contreras, Russell (September 4, 2008). "Champagne Takes the Reins at Merrimack College". The Boston Globe.
  2. ^ "wd~50 – The Team". wd~50.
  3. ^ "Brendan O'Malley". IMDb.