Political party strength in Rhode Island
The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:
- State Senate
- State House of Representatives
- State delegation to the U.S. Senate
- State delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives
For years in which a presidential election was held, the table indicates which party's candidate received the state's electoral votes.
The parties are as follows: Anti-Administration (AA), Country (C), Democratic (D), Democratic-Republican (DR), Federalist (F), Independent (I), Law and Order (LO), (N), no partyNative American (NA), National Republican (NR), (PA), Pro-AdministrationProhibition (P), People's Party (Reb), Republican (R), Unionist (U), and Whig (W).
For a particular year, the noted partisan composition is that which either took office during that year or which maintained the office throughout the entire year. Only changes made outside of regularly scheduled elections are noted as affecting the partisan composition during a particular year. Shading is determined by the final result of any mid-cycle changes in partisan affiliation.
|Year||Executive offices||State Legislature||United States Congress||Electoral College votes|
|Governor||Lieutenant Governor||Secretary of State||Attorney General||State Treasurer||State Senate||State House||U.S. Senator (Class I)||U.S. Senator (Class II)||U.S. House District 1||U.S. House District 2|
|1775||Nicholas Cooke (N)||William Bradford (N)||Henry Ward||Henry Marchant (N)||Joseph Clarke (AA)||No Election||No Election||No Election||No Election||No Election|
|1777||William Channing (C)|
|1778||William Greene (N)||Jabez Bowen (N)|
|1780||William West (N)|
|1781||Jabez Bowen (N)|
|1786||John Collins (N)||Daniel Owen (PA)|
|1787||Henry Goodwin (C)|
|1789||David Howell (PA)|
|1790||Arthur Fenner (C)||Samuel J. Potter (C)||Daniel Updike||Theodore Foster (PA)||Joseph Stanton, Jr. (AA)||Benjamin Bourne (PA)|
|1791||William Channing (C)|
|1792||George Washington and John Adams (N)|
|1793||Henry Sherburne (F)||William Bradford (F)|
|1794||Ray Greene (F)|
|1796||John Adams and Thomas Pinckney (F)|
|1797||James Burrill, Jr. (F)||Ray Greene (F)||Elisha Reynolds Potter (F)|
|1798||Samuel Eddy (DR)||Thomas Tillinghast (F)|
|1799||George Brown||John Brown (F)|
|1800||Samuel J. Potter (DR)||John Adams and C.C. Pinckney (F)|
|1801||10DR||48DR, 22F||Christopher Ellery (DR)||Thomas Tillinghast (DR)|
|1802||DR Majority||DR Majority|
|1803||Paul Mumford (N)||DR Majority||50DR, 20F||Samuel J. Potter (DR)||Nehemiah Knight (DR)|
|1804||10DR||54DR, 16F||Benjamin Howland (DR)||Thomas Jefferson and George Clinton (DR)|
|1805||Henry Smith (C)||48DR, 22F||James Fenner (DR)|
|1806||Isaac Wilbour (C)||No Lieutenant||DR Majority||54DR, 16F|
|1807||James Fenner (DR)||Constant Taber (DR)||F Majority||F Majority||Elisha Mathewson (DR)|
|1808||Simeon Martin||Constant Taber (DR)||10F||38F, 34DR||C.C. Pinckney and Rufus King (F)|
|1809||8F, 2DR||47F, 25DR||Francis Malbone (F)||Richard Jackson, Jr. (F)|
|1810||Isaac Wilbour (DR)||DR Majority||38DR, 34F||Christopher G. Champlin (F)|
|1811||William Jones (F)||Simeon Martin||William Ennis (F)||10F||40F, 32DR|
|1812||40F, 32DR||William Hunter (F)||Jeremiah B. Howell (DR)||DeWitt Clinton and Jared Ingersoll (F)|
|1813||F Majority||F Majority|
|1814||Samuel W. Bridgham (F)||F Majority||49F, 23DR|
|1815||10F||47F, 25DR||John Linscom Boss, Jr. (F)|
|1816||Jeremiah Thurston (F)||48F, 24DR||James Monroe and Daniel D. Tompkins (DR)|
|1817||Nehemiah R. Knight (DR)||Edward Wilcox (DR)||Henry Bowen (DR)||Thomas G. Pitman (D)||10DR||49F, 23DR|
|1818||37DR, 35F||James Burrill, Jr. (F)|
|1819||Henry Bowen (W)||Dutee J. Pearce (DR)||40DR, 32F||Samuel Eddy (DR)|
|1820||DR Majority||48DR, 24F|
|1821||William C. Gibbs (DR)||Caleb Earle (DR)||DR Majority||DR Majority||James De Wolf (DR)||Nehemiah R. Knight (NR)|
|1822||DR Majority||36DR, 36F|
|1823||DR Majority||F Majority|
|1824||James Fenner (DR)||Charles Collins (DR)||Adams-Clay R Majority||Adams-Clay R Majority||John Quincy Adams and John C. Calhoun (DR)|
|1825||Albert C. Greene (W)||Adams-Clay R Majority||Adams-Clay R Majority||Asher Robbins (NR)||Tristam Burges (NR)|
|1826||Adams-Clay R Majority||Adams-Clay R Majority|
|1827||Adams-Clay R Majority||Adams-Clay R Majority|
|1828||NR Majority||NR Majority||John Quincy Adams and Richard Rush (NR)|
|1829||NR Majority||NR Majority|
|1830||NR Majority||NR Majority|
|1831||Lemuel H. Arnold (W)||10NR||44NR, 26J, 2?|
|1832||6NR, 4 vac.||NR Majority||Henry Clay and John Sergeant (NR)|
|1833||John Brown Francis (D)||Jeffrey Hazard (D)||8D, 2NR||D-AM Coalition|
|1834||8D, 1W, 1 vac.||39W, 28D, 1AM, 4?|
|1835||George Engs (W)||4W, 4D, 2 vac.||37W, 35D|
|1836||Jeffrey Hazard (D)||10D||33W, 31D, 8?||William Sprague, III (W)||Martin Van Buren and Richard Mentor Johnson (D)|
|1837||Benjamin Babock Thurston (D)||D Majority|
|1838||William Sprague III (D)||Joseph Childs (W)||10W||44W, 28D||Robert B. Cranston (W)|
|1839||Samuel Ward King (LO)||John Sterne (W)||40W, 32D||Nathan F. Dixon I (W)|
|1840||Byron Diman (LO)||Stephen Cahoone (LO)||52W, 20D||William Henry Harrison and John Tyler (W)|
|1841||55W, 17D||James F. Simmons (W)|
|1842||Thomas Wilson Dorr (Reb)||Nathaniel Bullock (D)||10L&O||62L&O, 10D|
|1843||James Fenner (LO)||Byron Diman (LO)||Joseph Blake (LO)||24L&O, 7D||50W, 19D||William Sprague III (W)||Elisha R. Potter (LO)|
|1844||24W, 7D||56W, 13D||Henry Clay and Theodore Frelinghuysen (W)|
|1845||Charles Jackson (NA)||21W, 10D||42W, 27D||John B. Francis (LO)||Lemuel H. Arnold (W)|
|1846||Byron Diman (LO)||Elisha Harris (W)||20W, 11 Lib.||44W, 25 Lib.||Albert C. Greene (W)|
|1847||Elisha Harris (W)||Edward W. Lawton (W)||22W, 7D, 2 vac.||48W, 20D, 1?||John Hopkins Clarke (W)||Benjamin Babock Thurston (D)|
|1848||20W, 11D||43W, 26D||Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore (W)|
|1849||Henry B. Anthony (W)||Thomas Whipple (W)||Christopher E. Robbins (W)||19W, 11D, 1FS||43W, 23D, 1FS, 2 vac.||George Gordon King (W)||Nathan F. Dixon II (W)|
|1850||19W, 12D||45W, 24D|
|1851||Philip Allen (D)||William Beach Lawrence (D)||Asa Potter (D)||Walter S. Burges (D)||Edwin Wilbur (D)||17D, 14W||37W, 35D||Charles T. James (D)||Benjamin Babock Thurston (NA)|
|1852||Samuel G. Arnold (D)||17W, 14D||40W, 30D||Franklin Pierce and William R. King (D)|
|1853||Francis M. Dimond (D)||17D, 14W||46D, 26W||Philip Allen (D)||Thomas Davis (D)|
|1854||William W. Hoppin (W)||John J. Reynolds (W)||William R. Watson (W)||Christopher Robinson (W)||Samuel B. Vernon (W)||18W, 13D||41W, 31D|
|1855||Anderson C. Rose (NA)||John R. Bartlett (R)||Charles Hart (R)||Samuel A. Parker (R)||29A, 2D||69A, 3D||Nathan B. Durfee (NA)|
|1856||Nicholas Brown III (NA)||23R, 8D||55R, 17D||John C. Frémont and William L. Dayton (R)|
|1857||Elisha Dyer (R)||Thomas Turner (R)||29R, 3D||65R, 7D||James F. Simmons (R)||William Daniel Brayton (R)|
|1858||Jerome Kimball (R)||30R, 2D||67R, 4D, 1?|
|1859||Thomas G. Turner (R)||Isaac Saunders (NA)||27R, 5D||62R, 9D, 1?||Henry B. Anthony (R)||Christopher Robinson (R)|
|1860||William Sprague (U)||J. Russell Bullock (U)||Walter S. Burges (D)||17R, 15U||42U, 29R, 1?||Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin/Andrew Johnson (R)|
|1861||Samuel G. Arnold (U)||18U, 14R||47U, 25R||William Sheffield (U)||George H. Browne (U)|
|1862||19U, 12R, 1?|
|1863||William C. Cozzens (D)||Seth Padelford (R)||Abraham Payne (R)||22R, 11U||50U, 22R||Samuel G. Arnold (R)||Thomas Jenckes (R)||Nathan F. Dixon II (R)|
|1864||James Y. Smith (R)||Horatio Rogers, Jr. (R)||21R, 12D||54R, 18D||William Sprague IV (R)|
|1865||Duncan Pell (D)||23R, 9D, 1?|
|1866||Ambrose Everett Burnside (R)||William Greene (R)||George W. Tew (R)||28R, 5D||65R, 7D|
|1867||Willard Sayles (R)||28R, 6D|
|1868||Pardon Stevens||Samuel A. Parker (R)||29R, 5D||Ulysses S. Grant and Schuyler Colfax/Henry Wilson (R)|
|1869||Seth Padelford (R)||27R, 6D, 1?||61R, 11D|
|1870||25R, 9D||54R, 18D|
|1871||27R, 9D||55R, 17D||Benjamin T. Eames (R)||James M. Pendleton (R)|
|1872||Charles Cutler (D)||Joshua M. Addeman (R)||Samuel Clark (R)||26R, 10D||56R, 16D|
|1873||Henry Howard (R)||Charles C. Van Zandt (R)||25R, 11D|
|1874||28R, 8D||55R, 17D|
|1875||Henry Lippitt (R)||Henry T. Sisson||26R, 10D||59R, 13D||Ambrose Burnside (R)||Latimer Whipple Ballou (R)|
|1876||62R, 10D||Rutherford B. Hayes and William Almon Wheeler (R)|
|1877||Charles C. Van Zandt (R)||Albert Howard (P)||28R, 8D||54R, 18D|
|1878||25R, 11D||55R, 17D|
|1879||28R, 8D||54R, 18D||Nelson W. Aldrich (R)|
|1880||Alfred H. Littlefield (R)||Henry Fay (R)||27R, 9D||60R, 12D||James Garfield and Chester A. Arthur (R)|
|1881||28R, 8D||64R, 8D||Nelson W. Aldrich (R)||Jonathan Chace (R)|
|1882||Samuel P. Colt (R)||34R, 3D||65R, 7D||Henry J. Spooner (R)|
|1883||Augustus O. Bourn (R)||Oscar Rathbun (R)||55R, 17D|
|1884||28R, 8D||57R, 15D||William Sheffield (R)||James G. Blaine and John A. Logan (R)|
|1885||George P. Wetmore (R)||Lucius B. Darling (R)||29R, 7D||64R, 7D, 1 Proh.||Jonathan Chace (R)||Nathan F. Dixon III (R)|
|1886||Edwin Metcalf (P)||29R, 6D, 1 Proh.||65R, 6D, 1 Proh.||William Almy Pirce (R)|
|1887||John W. Davis (D)||Samuel R. Honey (D)||Edwin D. McGuinness (D)||Ziba O. Slocum (D)||John G. Perry (D)||20R, 16D||40D, 30R, 2 Proh.||Charles H. Page (D)|
|1888||Royal C. Taft (R)||Enos Lapham (R)||Samuel H. Cross||Horatio Rogers, Jr. (R)||Samuel Clark (R)||31R, 5D||60R, 11D, 1 Proh.||Warren O. Arnold (R)||Benjamin Harrison and Levi P. Morton/Whitelaw Reid (R)|
|1889||Herbert W. Ladd (R)||Daniel Littlefield (R)||Ziba O. Slocum (D)||25R, 11D||39D, 33R||Nathan F. Dixon III (R)|
|1890||John W. Davis (D)||William Wardwell (D)||Edwin D. McGuinness (D)||John G. Perry (D)||23R, 13D||43D, 29R|
|1891||Herbert W. Ladd (R)||Henry A. Stearns (R)||George Utter (R)||Robert W. Burbank (R)||Samuel Clark (R)||27R, 9D||51R, 21D||Oscar Lapham (D)|
|1892||D. Russell Brown (R)||Melville Bull (R)||43R, 29D||Charles H. Page (D)|
|1893||22R, 14D||40D, 32R|
|1894||Edwin Allen (R)||Charles P. Bennett (R)||Edward C. Dubois (R)||34R, 2D||69R, 3D||Warren O. Arnold (R)|
|1895||Charles W. Lippitt (R)||34R, 3D||66R, 6D||George P. Wetmore (R)||Melville Bull (R)|
|1896||35R, 2D||68R, 4D||William McKinley and Garret A. Hobart/Theodore Roosevelt (R)|
|1897||Elisha Dyer, Jr. (R)||Aram J. Pothier (R)||Willard B. Tanner (R)||33R, 4D||53R, 19D|
|1898||William Gregory (R)||Walter A. Read (R)||65R, 7D||Adin B. Capron (R)|
|1899||31R, 6D||58R, 13D, 1 Proh.|
|1900||William Gregory (R)||Charles D. Kimball (R)||34R, 3D||60R, 12D|
|1902||Charles D. Kimball (R)||George L. Shepley (R)||Charles F. Stearns (R)||30R, 8D||53R, 18D, 1I|
|1903||Lucius F. C. Garvin (D)||Adelard Archambault (D)||27R, 11D||37R, 35D||Daniel L.D. Granger (D)|
|1904||George H. Utter (R)||27R, 10D, 1I||39R, 32D, 1I||Theodore Roosevelt and Charles W. Fairbanks (R)|
|1905||George H. Utter (R)||Frederick H. Jackson (R)||William B. Greenough (R)||30R, 7D, 1I||62R, 8D, 2I|
|1906||33R, 5D||60R, 12D|
|1907||James H. Higgins (D)||29R, 8D, 1 Cit.||37R, 34D, 1I|
|1908||Ralph Watrous (R)||26R, 11D, 1 Cit.||42R, 29D, 1 Cit.||William Howard Taft and James S. Sherman (R)|
|1909||Aram J. Pothier (R)||Arthur Dennis (R)||31R, 6D, 1 Cit.||64R, 6D, 1 Cit., 1 Proh.||William Paine Sheffield, Jr. (R)|
|1910||Zenas W. Bliss (R)||J. Fred Parker (R)||29R, 6D, 3 Cit.||64R, 6D, 2 Cit.|
|1911||25R, 13D||62R, 38D||Henry F. Lippitt (R)||George F. O'Shaunessy (D)||George H. Utter (R)|
|1912||Herbert A. Rice (R)||33R, 5D||71R, 28D, 1S||Woodrow Wilson and Thomas R. Marshall (D)|
|1913||Roswell Burchard (R)||28R, 10D||54R, 45D, 1Pg||Peter G. Gerry (D)|
|1914||LeBaron B. Colt (R)|
|1915||R. Livingston Beeckman (R)||Emery J. San Souci (R)||35R, 3D, 1I||70R, 29D, 1Pg||Walter Russell Stiness (R)|
|1916||Charles Evan Hughes and Charles W. Fairbanks (R)|
|1917||25R, 13D, 1I||65R, 34D, 1Pg||Peter G. Gerry (D)|
|1919||Richard W. Jennings (R)||31R, 8D||67R, 33D||Clark Burdick (R)|
|1920||Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge (R)|
|1921||Emery J. San Souci (R)||Harold Gross (R)||32R, 6D, 1Cit.||75R, 23D, 1I, 1?|
|1923||William S. Flynn (D)||Felix Toupin (D)||Herbert L. Carpenter (D)||Adolphus C. Knowles (R)||20R, 16D, 3I||50R, 48D, 2DI||Richard S. Aldrich (R)|
|1924||Ernest L. Sprague (R)||Jesse H. Metcalf (R)||Calvin Coolidge and Charles G. Dawes (R)|
|1925||Aram J. Pothier (R)||Nathaniel W. Smith (R)||Charles P. Sisson (R)||Richard W. Jennings (R)||33R, 6D||67R, 33D|
|1927||Norman S. Case (R)||George C. Clark (R)||34R, 5D||75R, 25D|
|1928||Norman S. Case (R)||No Lieutenant||Al Smith and Joseph Taylor Robinson (D)|
|1929||James G. Connelly (R)||Oscar L. Heltzen (R)||29R, 10D||61R, 39D||Felix Hebert (R)|
|1931||Benjamin M. McLyman (R)||31R, 11D||62R, 38D|
|1932||Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Nance Garner/Henry A. Wallace/Harry S. Truman (D)|
|1933||Theodore Francis Green (D)||Robert E. Quinn (D)||Louis W. Cappelli (D)||John P. Hartigan (D)||Antonio Prince (D)||27R, 15D||51R, 49D||Francis Condon (D)||John Matthew O'Connell (D)|
|1935||22D, 20R||57D, 43R||Peter G. Gerry (D)||Charles Risk (R)|
|1936||Percival de St. Aubin (R)|
|1937||Robert E. Quinn (D)||Raymond E. Jordan (D)||Henri A. Roberge (D)||27R, 15D||54D, 46R||Theodore F. Green (D)||Aime Forand (D)|
|1939||William Henry Vanderbilt III (R)||James O. McManus (R)||J. Hector Paquin (R)||Louis V. Jackvony (R)||Thomas P. Hazard (R)||34R, 10D||61R, 39D||Charles Risk (R)||Harry Sandager (R)|
|1941||J. Howard McGrath (D)||Louis W. Cappelli (D)||Armand H. Cote (D)||John H. Nolan (D)||Russell H. Handy (D)||25R, 19D||59D, 41R||Aime Forand (D)||John E. Fogarty (D)|
|1943||26R, 18D||58D, 42R|
|1945||John O. Pastore (D)||24R, 20D||67D, 33R|
|1946||John O. Pastore (D)||No Lieutenant|
|1947||John S. McKiernan (D)||28R, 16D||56D, 44R||J. Howard McGrath (D)|
|1948||Harry S. Truman and Alben W. Barkley (D)|
|1949||William E. Powers (D)||Raymond Hawksley (D)||22R, 22D||64D, 36R||Edward L. Leahy (D)|
|1951||Dennis J. Roberts (D)||23R, 21D||67D, 33R||John O. Pastore (D)|
|1952||Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon (R)|
|1953||26R, 18D||58D, 42R|
|1955||22R, 22D||67D, 33R|
|1957||Armand H. Cote (D)||John A. Notte, Jr. (D)||25R, 19D||64D, 36R|
|1959||Christopher Del Sesto (R)||John A. Notte, Jr. (D)||August P. LaFrance (D)||J. Joseph Nugent (D)||23D, 21R||71D, 29R|
|1960||John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson (D)|
|1961||John A. Notte, Jr. (D)||Edward P. Gallogly (D)||28D, 16R||80D, 20R||Claiborne Pell (D)||Fernand St. Germain (D)|
|1963||John Chafee (R)||27D, 19R||74D, 26R|
|1964||Lyndon B. Johnson and Hubert Humphrey (D)|
|1965||Giovanni Folcarelli (D)||30D, 15R, 1I||76D, 24R|
|1967||Joseph O'Donnell, Jr. (R)||Herbert F. DeSimone (R)||35D, 15R||67D, 33R||Robert Tiernan (D)|
|1968||Hubert Humphrey and Edmund Muskie (D)|
|1969||Frank Licht (D)||J. Joseph Garrahy (D)||37D, 13R||76D, 24R|
|1971||Richard J. Israel (R)||41D, 9R||75D, 24R, 1I|
|1972||Richard M. Nixon and Spiro Agnew (R)|
|1973||Philip W. Noel (D)||Robert F. Burns (D)||37D, 13R||75D, 25R|
|1975||Julius C. Michaelson (D)||46D, 4R||86D, 14R||Edward Beard (D)|
|1976||Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale (D)|
|1977||J. Joseph Garrahy (D)||Thomas R. DiLuglio (D)||Anthony J. Solomon (D)||45D, 5R||83D, 17R||John Chafee (R)|
|1979||Dennis J. Roberts II (D)||84D, 16R|
|1981||43D, 7R||82D, 18R||Claudine Schneider (R)|
|1983||Susan L. Farmer (R)||86D, 14R|
|1984||29D, 21R||Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush (R)|
|1985||Edward D. DiPrete (R)||Richard Licht (D)||Arlene Violet (R)||Roger Begin (D)||36D, 14R||76D, 23R, 1I|
|1987||Kathleen S. Connell (D)||James E. O'Neil (D)||38D, 12R||80D, 20R|
|1988||Michael Dukakis and Lloyd Bentsen (D)|
|1989||Roger N. Begin (D)||Anthony J. Solomon (D)||41D, 9R||86D, 14R||Ronald Machtley (R)|
|1991||Bruce Sundlun (D)||45D, 5R||89D, 11R||Jack Reed (D)|
|1992||Bill Clinton and Al Gore (D)|
|1993||Bob Weygand (D)||Barbara Leonard (R)||Jeffrey B. Pine (R)||Nancy Mayer (R)||39D, 11R||85D, 15R|
|1995||Lincoln Almond (R)||James Langevin (D)||40D, 10R||84D, 16R||Patrick J. Kennedy (D)|
|1997||Bernard A. Jackvony (R)||41D, 9R||Jack Reed (D)||Bob Weygand (D)|
|1999||Charles J. Fogarty (D)||Sheldon Whitehouse (D)||Paul J. Tavares (D)||42D, 8R||86D, 13R, 1I|
|2000||Lincoln Chafee (R)||Al Gore and Joe Lieberman (D)|
|2001||Ed Inman (I)||44D, 6R||85D, 15R||James Langevin (D)|
|2003||Don Carcieri (R)||Matt Brown (D)||Patrick C. Lynch (D)||32D, 6R||63D, 11R, 1I|
|2004||John Kerry and John Edwards (D)|
|2005||33D, 5R||59D, 16R|
|2007||Elizabeth H. Roberts (D)||A. Ralph Mollis (D)||Frank T. Caprio (D)||60D, 15R||Sheldon Whitehouse (D)|
|2008||Barack Obama and Joe Biden (D)|
|2009||33D, 4R, 1I||69D, 6R|
|2011||Lincoln Chafee (I)||Peter Kilmartin (D)||Gina Raimondo (D)||29D, 8R, 1I||65D, 10R||David Cicilline (D)|
|2012||65D, 9R, 1Lib|
|2013||32D, 5R, 1I||69D, 6R|
|Lincoln Chafee (D)|
|2015||Gina Raimondo (D)||Daniel McKee (D)||Nellie Gorbea (D)||Seth Magaziner (D)||63D, 11R, 1I|
|2016||62D, 12R, 1I||Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine (D)|
|2017||33D, 5R||64D, 11R|
|Year||Governor||Lieutenant Governor||Secretary of State||Attorney General||State Treasurer||State Senate||State House||U.S. Senator (Class I)||U.S. Senator (Class II)||U.S. House District 1||U.S. House District 2||Electoral College votes|
|Executive offices||State Legislature||United States Congress|
- Died in office.
- The Democratic-Republicans maintained their majority in the August elections.
- The Democratic-Republicans maintained their majority in the August elections with a 46-24 majority.
- Officially under the Union Party banner. 
- The Federalists maintained their majority in the August elections with a 40-32 Majority.
- The Federalists gained their majority in the August elections with a 38-34 Majority.
- The Federalists maintained their majority in the August elections.
- The Federalists maintained their majority in the August elections with a 39-33 majority.
- The Federalists gained the majority in the August elections.
- A Democratic-Republican, Elisha Mathewson, was elected Speaker.
- The Adams-Clay Republicans maintained their majority in the August elections.
- The National Republicans maintained their majority in the August elections.
- A coalition of Democrats, Anti-Masons, and some Whigs, led by Anti-Mason William Sprague III, gained control of the House in the August elections, and held them through 1834. 
- The coalition maintained their majority in the August elections, with the partisan breakdown of the House being 39-20-5-8?.
- The Whigs maintained their majority in the August elections.
- The Democrats gained a majority in the August elections with a 40-32 majority.
- The Whigs maintained their majority in the August elections with a 45-27 majority.
- The Whigs maintained their majority in the August elections with a 45-26-1? majority.
- The Whigs maintained their majority in the August elections with a 48-24 majority.
- Extralegal, as part of the Dorr Rebellion. Term was concurrent with latter part of that of Samuel Ward King.
- The Law and Order Party maintained their majority in the August elections.
- The Constitution of 1843 established annual House elections in April, eliminating the elections previously held in August.
- The Democrats in the 1846 election ran as the Liberation Party, which supported amnesty for those convicted for participating in the Dorr Rebellion.
- Resigned on July 20, 1853, to become a U.S. Senator, and replaced by Lt. Gov. Dimond until the end of the term.
- Died in office, Dec. 27, 1897; replaced by Clinton D. Sellew (R) until May 31, 1898 end of term.
- Died in office, Dec. 14, 1918.
- Died Dec. 16, 1901; Lt. Gov. Kimball became Acting Governor until the next election.
- An Amendment to the Rhode Island Constitution moved elections from April to November, so the Legislature elected in April 1900 served what became essentially a two-year term.
- Died Feb. 4, 1928; Lt. Gov. Case became Acting Governor until the next election.
- Resigned June 10, 1929; Heltzen appointed Acting Attorney General by Gov. Case.
- Resigned May 22, 1936, to become Postmaster of Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
- Resigned to become U.S. Solicitor General in 1945; Lt. Gov. Pastore became Acting Governor until the next election.
- Resigned on Dec. 18, 1950, to become a U.S. Senator; Lt. Gov. McKiernan became Acting Governor until Dennis J. Roberts took office in January 1951.
- Due to legal issues with reapportionment, the election for the Senate was delayed until June 21, 1983.
- Initially appointed to fill vacancy; later elected in his own right.
- Daniel P. Gordon of House District 71 switched his affiliation from Republican to Libertarian on September 22, 2011.
- Rep. Karen MacBeth switched parties from Democrat to Republican. Cumberland State Rep. Karen MacBeth Is Becoming a Republican
- Rep. Blake Filippi switched parties from Independent to Republican before the start of session.