List of Governors of Rhode Island, USA

S.no. Governor Term start Term end Party Place
1 Nicholas Cooke 7 November 1775 4 May 1778 None Providence, Rhode Island
2 William Greene 4 May 1778 3 May 1786 None Warwick, Rhode Island
3 John Collins 3 May 1786 5 May 1790 None Newport
4 Arthur Fenner 5 May 1790 15 October 1805 Country Party  
5 Henry Smith 15 October 1805 7 May 1806 Country  
6 Isaac Wilbour 7 May 1806 6 May 1807 Country Little Compton, Rhode Island
7 James Fenner 6 May 1807 1 May 1811 Democratic-Republican Providence, Rhode Island
8 William Jones 1 May 1811 7 May 1817 Federalist Newport, Rhode Island
9 Nehemiah R. Knight 7 May 1817 2 May 1821 Democratic-Republican Cranston, Rhode Island
10 William C. Gibbs 2 May 1821 5 May 1824 Democratic-Republican Newport, Rhode Island
11 James Fenner 5 May 1824 4 May 1831 Democratic-Republican Providence, Rhode Island
12 Lemuel H. Arnold 4 May 1831 1 May 1833 Whig St. Johnsbury, Vermont
13 John B. Francis 1 May 1833 2 May 1838 Democratic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
14 William Sprague III 2 May 1838 2 May 1839 Democratic Cranston, Rhode Island
15 Samuel Ward King 2 May 1839 2 May 1843 Rhode Island Party Johnston, Providence County, Rhode Island
16 Thomas Dorr 1 May 1842 23 January 1843 extralegal, Dorr Rebellion Providence, Rhode Island
17 James Fenner 2 May 1843 6 May 1845 Law and Order Providence, Rhode Island
18 Charles Jackson 6 May 1845 6 May 1846 Know Nothing Providence, Rhode Island
19 Byron Diman 6 May 1846 4 May 1847 Law and Order Bristol, Rhode Island
20 Elisha Harris 4 May 1847 1 May 1849 Whig Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island
21 Henry B. Anthony 1 May 1849 6 May 1851 Whig Coventry, Rhode Island, US
22 Philip Allen 6 May 1851 20 July 1853 Democratic Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
23 Francis M. Dimond 20 July 1853 2 May 1854 Democratic Bristol, Rhode Island
24 William W. Hoppin 2 May 1854 26 May 1857 Whig Providence, Rhode Island
25 Elisha Dyer 26 May 1857 31 May 1859 Republican Providence, Rhode Island
26 Thomas G. Turner 31 May 1859 29 May 1860 Republican Warren, Bristol County, Rhode Island
27 William Sprague IV 29 May 1860 3 March 1863 Republican Cranston, Rhode Island
28 William C. Cozzens 3 March 1863 26 May 1863 Democratic Newport, Rhode Island
29 James Y. Smith 26 May 1863 29 May 1866 Republican Groton, New London County, Connecticut
30 Ambrose Everett Burnside 29 May 1866 25 May 1869 Republican Liberty, Indiana
31 Seth Padelford 25 May 1869 27 May 1873 Republican Taunton, Massachusetts
32 Henry Howard 27 May 1873 25 May 1875 Republican Cranston, Rhode Island
33 Henry Lippitt 25 May 1875 29 May 1877 Republican  
34 Charles C. Van Zandt 29 May 1877 25 May 1880 Republican Newport, Rhode Island
35 Alfred H. Littlefield 25 May 1880 29 May 1883 Republican Scituate, Rhode Island, U.S.
36 Augustus O. Bourn 29 May 1883 26 May 1885 Republican Providence, Rhode Island
37 George P. Wetmore 26 May 1885 29 May 1887 Republican London, England
38 John W. Davis 29 May 1887 29 May 1888 Democratic Rehoboth, Massachusetts
39 Royal C. Taft 29 May 1888 28 May 1889 Republican Northbridge, Massachusetts
40 Herbert W. Ladd 28 May 1889 27 May 1890 Republican New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts
41 John W. Davis 27 May 1890 26 May 1891 Democratic Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA
42 Herbert W. Ladd 26 May 1891 31 May 1892 Republican New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts
43 D. Russell Brown 31 May 1892 29 May 1895 Republican Bolton, Connecticut, U.S.
44 Charles W. Lippitt 29 May 1895 25 May 1897 Republican Providence, Rhode Island
45 Elisha Dyer, Jr. 25 May 1897 29 May 1900 Republican Providence, Rhode Island
46 William Gregory 29 May 1900 16 December 1901 Republican Astoria, Long Island, New York
47 Charles D. Kimball 16 December 1901 3 January 1903 Republican Providence, Rhode Island
48 Lucius F. C. Garvin 3 January 1903 3 January 1905 Democratic Knoxville, Tennessee
49 George H. Utter 3 January 1905 1 January 1907 Republican Plainfield, New Jersey, New Jersey
50 James H. Higgins 1 January 1907 5 January 1909 Democratic Lincoln, Rhode Island
51 Aram J. Pothier 5 January 1909 5 January 1915 Republican Quebec, Canada
52 R. Livingston Beeckman 5 January 1915 4 January 1921 Republican New York City, New York
53 Emery J. San Souci 4 January 1921 2 January 1923 Republican Saco, Maine, U.S.
54 William S. Flynn 2 January 1923 6 January 1925 Democratic  
55 Aram J. Pothier 6 January 1925 4 February 1928 Republican Quebec, Canada
56 Norman S. Case 4 February 1928 3 January 1933 Republican Providence, R.I.
57 Theodore Francis Green 3 January 1933 5 January 1937 Democratic Providence, Rhode Island
58 Robert E. Quinn 5 January 1937 3 January 1939 Democratic Phenix, Rhode Island, U.S.
59 William Henry Vanderbilt III 3 January 1939 7 January 1941 Republican New York City
60 J. Howard McGrath 7 January 1941 6 October 1945 Democratic Woonsocket, Rhode Island, U.S.
61 John Orlando Pastore 6 October 1945 19 December 1950 Democratic Providence, Rhode Island
62 John S. McKiernan 19 December 1950 2 January 1951 Democratic Providence, Rhode Island
63 Dennis J. Roberts 2 January 1951 6 January 1959 Democratic Providence, Rhode Island
64 Christopher Del Sesto 6 January 1959 3 January 1961 Republican Providence, Rhode Island
65 John A. Notte, Jr. 3 January 1961 1 January 1963 Democratic Providence, Rhode Island
66 John Hubbard Chafee 1 January 1963 7 January 1969 Republican Providence, Rhode Island
67 Frank Licht 7 January 1969 2 January 1973 Democratic Warwick, Rhode Island
68 Philip W. Noel 2 January 1973 4 January 1977 Democratic Warwick, Rhode Island
69 J. Joseph Garrahy (1930-2012) 4 January 1977 1 January 1985 Democratic Providence, Rhode Island
70 Edward D. DiPrete (1934- ) 1 January 1985 1 January 1991 Republican Cranston, Rhode Island
71 Bruce Sundlun (1920-2011) 1 January 1991 3 January 1995 Democratic Providence, Rhode Island
72 Lincoln C. Almond (1936- ) 3 January 1995 7 January 2003 Republican Pawtucket, Rhode Island, U.S.
73 Donald Carcieri (1942- ) 7 January 2003 4 January 2011 Republican East Greenwich, Rhode Island, U.S.
74 Lincoln Chafee (1953- ) 4 January 2011 6 January 2015 Independent/Democratic Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
75 Gina Raimondo (1971- ) 6 January 2015 Incumbent Democratic Smithfield, Rhode Island, U.S.

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