All U.S. Senators from Rhode Island Politicians

All U.S. Senators from Rhode Island

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List of Rhode Island senators, with plenty of pictures and photos. List includes current RI senators and all past United States senators of Rhode Island. Since the founding of the United States government, Americans have elected two senators per state regardless of the state's population (unlike the House of Representatives). At first, senators were voted into the US Congress by their individual state legislatures. Today though, senators are elected directly by the people. Each pair of senators serve staggered six year terms, with senatorial elections happening every two years. The most recent senate race was especially exciting due to the democrats' controversial support of healthcare reform and the republicans' regrouping with the support of the Tea Party.
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    Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA June 7, 1790- March 4, 1803

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    Samuel J. Potter South Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States of America March 4, 1803- October 14, 1804

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    Tiverton, Rhode Island, United States of America October 29, 1804- March 4, 1809

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    Newport, Rhode Island, United States of America March 4, 1809- June 4, 1809

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    Newport, Rhode Island, USA June 26, 1809- October 12, 1811

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    Newport, Rhode Island, USA October 28, 1811- March 4, 1821

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    Bristol, Rhode Island, United States of America March 4, 1821- October 31, 1825

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    Wethersfield, Connecticut, United States of America October 31, 1825- March 4, 1839

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    Eastern United States, Windham County, New England March 4, 1839- January 29, 1842

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    John B. Francis January 25, 1844- March 4, 1845

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    East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA March 4, 1845- March 4, 1851

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    Charles T. James March 4, 1851- March 4, 1857

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    Little Compton, Rhode Island, USA March 4, 1857- August 15, 1862

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    Providence, Rhode Island, USA December 1, 1862- March 4, 1863

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    Cranston, Rhode Island, United States of America March 4, 1863- March 4, 1875

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    Liberty, Center Township, Indiana March 4, 1875- September 13, 1881

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    Foster, Rhode Island, United States of America October 5, 1881- March 4, 1911

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    Providence, Rhode Island, USA March 4, 1911- March 4, 1917

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    New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States March 4, 1917- March 4, 1929

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    Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada January 3, 1929- January 3, 1935

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    Woonsocket, Rhode Island, United States of America January 3, 1947- August 23, 1949

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    Bristol, Rhode Island, United States of America August 24, 1949- December 10, 1950

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    Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America December 19, 1950- December 28, 1976

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    Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America December 29, 1976- October 24, 1999

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    Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America November 2, 1999- January 3, 2007

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    New York City, New York, USA

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    Charlestown, Rhode Island, United States of America June 7, 1790- March 4, 1793

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    Plympton, Massachusetts, USA March 4, 1793- October 1797

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    Warwick, Rhode Island, United States of America November 13, 1797- March 5, 1801

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    Christopher Ellery is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list All U.S. Senators from Rhode Island

    Christopher Ellery Newport, Rhode Island, United States of America May 6, 1801- March 4, 1805

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    Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America March 4, 1805- September 1807

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    Elisha Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list All U.S. Senators from Rhode Island

    Elisha Mathewson Scituate, Rhode Island, United States of America October 26, 1807- March 4, 1811

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    Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America March 4, 1811- March 4, 1817

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    James Burrill, Jr. Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America March 4, 1817- December 25, 1820

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    Cranston, Rhode Island, United States of America January 9, 1821- March 4, 1841

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    Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States of America March 4, 1847- March 4, 1853

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    Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America July 20, 1853- March 4, 1859

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    Coventry, Rhode Island, USA March 4, 1859- September 2, 1884

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    William P. Sheffield November 19, 1884- January 20, 1885

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    Jonathan Chace is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list All U.S. Senators from Rhode Island

    Jonathan Chace Fall River, Massachusetts, United States of America January 20, 1885- April 9, 1889

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    Nathan F. Dixon, III April 10, 1889- March 4, 1895

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    London, United Kingdom March 4, 1895- March 4, 1907

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    Dedham, Massachusetts, United States of America March 4, 1913- August 18, 1924

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    Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America November 5, 1924- January 3, 1937

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    Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America January 3, 1937- January 3, 1961

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    Claiborne Pell is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list All U.S. Senators from Rhode Island

    Claiborne Pell New York City, New York, United States of America January 3, 1961- January 3, 1997

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    Cranston, Rhode Island, United States of America

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