List of colonial governors of Rhode Island

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This is a list of the "judges," presidents, and governors of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations from 1638 to 1776.

Judges of Portsmouth[edit]

Judge of Newport[edit]

Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island colony

Governor of Rhode Island (Portsmouth and Newport)[edit]

Chief Officer under the Patent of 1643 (Providence and Warwick)[edit]

Presidents under the Patent of 1643[edit]

Governors of Newport and Portsmouth under the Coddington Commission[edit]

Governors under the Royal Charter of 1663[edit]

The Rhode Island Charter was suspended from 1686-1689. During this time, Sir Edmund Andros served as Governor of the Dominion of New England, which included Rhode Island.


Vacant May 1689-February 1690

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