William Gregory (Rhode Island)
|46th Governor of Rhode Island|
May 29, 1900 – December 16, 1901
|Lieutenant Governor||Charles Kimball|
|Preceded by||Elisha Dyer, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Charles D. Kimball|
|Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island|
|Preceded by||Aram J. Pothier|
|Succeeded by||Charles Kimball|
|Born||August 3, 1849|
|Died||December 16, 1901 (aged 52)|
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
|Resting place||Elm Grove Cemetery, North Kingstown|
He had a successful career as the owner of wool mills in Wickford. He later served as President and Director of Wickford National Bank, Director of two Providence banks, and Chairman of the Board of State Charities and Corrections.
Gregory served as Lieutenant Governor for two terms (1898-1900), and then served as Governor for one full term, and had been re-elected for a second term at the time of his death, from May 29, 1900 to December 16, 1901. During his administration, the state constitution was amended to move the capital from Newport to Providence. The new marble State House was opened in Providence, and Gregory became the first governor to occupy it. Gregory was an active member of the Freemasons.
Gregory was known to have suffered from Bright's disease for many years. He had been ill for "some time," but seemed to be recovering at the time of his death. He died on December 16, 1901, at his home in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, having recently won re-election to a second term of office.
- "Rhode Island's Governor William Gregory Passed Away at His Home in North Kingstown". Newport, Rhode Island. Newport Mercury. 21 December 1901. p. 1. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
- The Political Graveyard: Freemasons, politicians, Rhode Island at politicalgraveyard.com
- Sobel, Robert and John Raimo. Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789-1978. Greenwood Press, 1988. ISBN 0-313-28093-2
Elisha Dyer, Jr.
| Governor of Rhode Island
Charles D. Kimball