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Governor of Rhode Island
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Gina Raimondo

since January 6, 2015
Style The Honorable or Her Excellency
Term length Four years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Nicholas Cooke; 1775
Formation Constitution of Rhode Island
Succession Every four years, unless re-elected.
Salary $128,210 (2013)

Party affiliation

Number of Governors of Rhode Island by party affiliation
Party Governors
Republican 32
Democratic 21
Democratic-Republican 4
Independent 4
Whig 4
Country 3
Law and Order 2
Dorr Rebellion 1
Federalist 1
Know Nothing 1
Rhode Island Party 1

Other high offices held

This is a table of congressional seats, other federal offices, and other governorships held by governors. All representatives and senators mentioned represented Rhode Island except where noted. * denotes those offices which the governor resigned to take.

Governor Gubernatorial term U.S. Congress Other offices held
House Senate
Isaac Wilbour 1806–1807 H
James Fenner 1807–1811
Nehemiah R. Knight 1817–1821 S
Lemuel H. Arnold 1831–1833 H
John Brown Francis 1833–1838 S
William Sprague III 1838–1839 H S
Henry B. Anthony 1849–1851 S
Philip Allen 1851–1853 S|
William Sprague IV 1860–1863 S
Ambrose Burnside 1866–1869 S
George P. Wetmore 1885–1887 S
George H. Utter 1905–1907 H
Theodore F. Green 1933–1937 S
J. Howard McGrath 1941–1945 S United States Solicitor General*; United States Attorney General
John O. Pastore 1945–1950 S|
John Chafee 1963–1969 S United States Secretary of the Navy
Lincoln Chafee 2011–2015 S
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