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July 9, 1949|
Freeport, New York, U.S.
Brown University (BA)|
Harvard University (JD)
Robert G. Flanders Jr. (born July 9, 1949, Long Island, New York) is a Rhode Island attorney who served as an Associate Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court from 1996 to 2004. Flanders is a candidate for the Republican Party nomination for the US Senate election to be held in Rhode Island in November 2018. The contested seat is currently held by Sheldon Whitehouse, a member of the Democratic Party.
He had a career as a trial and appellate lawyer, including founding and leading a litigation law firm for 10 years. Then in 1996 he was appointed to Rhode Island's Supreme Court. After resigning from that position, Flanders resumed his private legal practice.
Flanders grew up in a middle class household and is the oldest of seven children.
|Party political offices|
| Republican nominee for U.S. Senator from Rhode Island