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United States congressional delegations from Rhode Island

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Rhode Island
Rhode Island map.JPG
Gender51.6% Female, 48.4% Male
Race85.9% White, 7.3% Black, 3.2% Asian[1]
Ethnicity13.2% Hispanic
Unemployment rate5.3%
Median household income$55,975
Voter registration statistics40.1% D, 10.2% R
2012 Voter turnout61.1%
2012 Pres results62.7% Obama, 35.2% Romney
Upcoming electionsU.S. House, 2016

This page displays the historical members of U.S. Congress from Rhode Island.

Here is the current partisan breakdown of the congressional members from Rhode Island.

Congressional Partisan Breakdown from Rhode Island
Party U.S. Senate U.S. House Total
     Democratic Party 2 2 4
     Republican Party 0 0 0
TOTALS as of March 2015 2 2 4

Current members


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U.S. Senate

See also: Classes of United States Senators

The current members of the U.S. Senate from Rhode Island are:

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Jack Reed
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Rhode Island 1997January 3, 2017Link
Sheldon Whitehouse
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Rhode Island 2007January 3, 2019November 2018Link

U.S. House

The current members of the U.S. House from Rhode Island are:

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
David N. Cicilline
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Democratic PartyDistrict 1 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
James R. Langevin
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Democratic PartyDistrict 2 2001January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link

Historical members


Historical Representation to the U.S. Senate by Party from Rhode Island
Party Total
     Democratic 11
     Republican 26
     Whig 6
     Federalist 5
     Pro-Administration 1
     Anti-Administration 1
     Law and Order Party 1
Total Senators 51
Class 1 Senators from Rhode Island
Senator Years Served Party
Theodore Foster 1790-1803 Republican
Samuel J. Potter 1803-1804 Republican
Benjamin Howland 1804-1809 Republican
Francis Malbone 1809-1809 Federalist
Christopher G. Champlin 1809-1811 Federalist
William Hunter 1811-1821 Federalist
James De Wolf 1821-1825 Republican
Asher Robbins 1825-1839 Whig
Nathan F. Dixon 1839-1842 Whig
William Sprague 1842-1844 Whig
John B. Francis 1844-1845 Law and Order Party
Albert C. Greene 1845-1851 Whig
Charles T. James 1851-1857 Democratic
James F. Simmons 1857-1862 Republican
Samuel G. Arnold 1862-1863 Republican
William Sprague 1863-1875 Republican
Ambrose E. Burnside 1875-1881 Republican
Nelson W. Aldrich 1881-1911 Republican
Henry F. Lippitt 1911-1917 Republican
Peter G. Gerry 1917-1929 Democratic
Felix Hebert 1929-1935 Republican
Peter G. Gerry 1935-1947 Democratic
J. Howard McGrath 1947-1949 Democratic
Edward L. Leahy 1949-1950 Democratic
John O. Pastore 1950-1976 Democratic
John H. Chafee 1976-1999 Republican
Lincoln Chafee 1999-2007 Republican
Sheldon Whitehouse 2007-Present Democratic
Class 3 Senators from Rhode Island
Senator Years Served Party
Joseph Stanton 1790-1793 Anti-Administration
William Bradford 1793-1797 Pro-Administration
Ray Greene 1797-1801 Federalist
Christopher Ellery 1801-1805 Republican
James Fenner 1805-1807 Republican
Elisha Mathewson 1807-1811 Republican
Jeremiah B. Howell 1811-1817 Republican
James Burrill, Jr. 1817-1820 Federalist
Nehemiah R. Knight 1821-1841 Republican
James F. Simmons 1841-1847 Whig
John H. Clarke 1847-1853 Whig
Philip Allen 1853-1859 Democratic
Henry B. Anthony 1859-1884 Republican
William P. Sheffield 1884-1885 Republican
Jonathan Chace 1885-1889 Republican
Nathan F. Dixon 1889-1895 Republican
George Peabody Wetmore 1895-1907 Republican
George Peabody Wetmore 1908-1913 Republican
LeBaron B. Colt 1913-1924 Republican
Jesse H. Metcalf 1924-1937 Republican
Theodore Francis Green 1937-1961 Democratic
Claiborne Pell 1961-1997 Democratic
Jack Reed 1997-Present Democratic


Historical Representation to the U.S. House by Party in the 1700s from Rhode Island
Party Total
     Federalist 5
     Pro-Administration 1
Total Representatives 6
Representatives to the U.S. House from Rhode Island
Representative Years Served Party
Benjamin Bourne 1790–1795 Pro-Administration
Francis Malbone 1793–1797 Federalist
Benjamin Bourne 1795–1796 Federalist
Elisha Reynolds Potter 1796-1797 Federalist
Thomas Tillinghast 1797–1799 Federalist
Christopher Grant Champlin 1797-1801 Federalist
John Brown 1799–1801 Federalist
Historical Representation to the U.S. House by Party in the 1800s from Rhode Island
Party Total
     Democratic 6
     Republican 26
     Whig 8
     Federalist 4
     Know-Nothing 2
     Anti-Jacksonian 2
     Law and Order Party 2
Total Representatives 50
Representatives to the U.S. House from Rhode Island
Representative Years Served Party
Thomas Tillinghast 1801–1803 Democratic-Republican
Joseph Stanton, Jr. 1801-1807 Democratic-Republican
Nehemiah Knight 1803-1808 Democratic-Republican
Isaac Wilbour 1807-1809 Democratic-Republican
Richard Jackson, Jr. 1808-1815 Federalist
Elisha Reynolds Potter 1809-1815 Federalist
John Linscom Boss, Jr. 1815–1819 Federalist
James Brown Mason 1815–1819 Federalist
Samuel Eddy 1819–1825 Democratic-Republican
Nathaniel Hazard 1819-1820 Democratic-Republican
Job Durfee 1821-1825 Democratic-Republican
Tristram Burges 1825–1835 Anti-Jacksonian
Dutee Jerauld Pearce 1825-1837 Anti-Jacksonian
William Sprague 1835-1837 Whig
Robert B. Cranston 1837-1843 Whig
Joseph L. Tillinghast 1837–1843 Whig
Henry Y. Cranston 1843-1845 Law and Order
Elisha R. Potter 1843-1845 Law and Order
Henry Y. Cranston 1845-1847 Whig
Lemuel H. Arnold 1845–1847 Whig
Robert B. Cranston 1847-1849 Whig
Benjamin Babock Thurston 1847–1849 Democratic
George Gordon King 1849-1853 Whig
Nathan F. Dixon II 1849-1851 Whig
Benjamin Babock Thurston 1851-1855 Democratic
Thomas Davis 1853-1855 Democratic
Nathan B. Durfee 1855-1857 Know-nothing
Benjamin Babock Thurston 1855–1857 Know-nothing
Nathan B. Durfee 1857-1859 Republican
William Daniel Brayton 1857–1861 Republican
Christopher Robinson 1859-1861 Republican
William Paine Sheffield 1861-1863 Republican
George H. Browne 1861–1863 Republican
Thomas Allen Jenckes 1863-1871 Republican
Nathan F. Dixon II 1863-1871 Republican
Benjamin T. Eames 1871–1879 Republican
James M. Pendleton 1871-1875 Republican
Latimer Whipple Ballou 1875–1881 Republican
Nelson W. Aldrich 1879–1881 Republican
Jonathan Chace 1881-1885 Republican
Henry J. Spooner 1881-1891 Republican
Nathan F. Dixon, III 1885 Republican
William Almy Price 1885-1887 Republican
Charles H. Page 1887 Democratic
Warren O. Arnold 1887–1891 Republican
Oscar Lapham 1891-1895 Democratic
Charles H. Page 1891-1895 Democratic
Melville Bull 1895–1903 Republican
Warren O. Arnold 1895–1897 Republican
Adin B. Capron 1897-1911 Republican
Historical Representation to the U.S. House by Party in the 1900s from Rhode Island
Party Total
     Democratic 16
     Republican 12
Total Representatives 28
Representatives to the U.S. House from Rhode Island
Representative Years Served Party
Daniel L. D. Granger 1903-1909 Democratic
William Paine Sheffield 1909-1911 Republican
George Francis O'Shaunessy 1911-1919 Democratic
George H. Utter 1911-1912 Republican
Peter Goelet Gerry 1913-1915 Democratic
Ambrose Kennedy 1913-1923 Republican
Walter Russell Stiness 1915-1923 Republican
Clark Burdick 1919–1933 Republican
Richard S. Aldrich 1923–1933 Republican
Jeremiah E. O'Connell 1923-1927 Democratic
Louis Monast 1927–1929 Republican
Jeremiah E. O'Connell 1929-1930 Democratic
Francis B. Condon 1930-1935 Democratic
John Matthew O'Connell 1933-1939 Democratic
Charles Risk 1935-1937 Republican
Aime Forand 1937-1939 Democratic
Charles Risk 1939-1941 Republican
Harry Sandager 1939-1941 Republican
Aime Forand 1941-1961 Democratic
John E. Fogarty 1941-1967 Democratic
Fernand St. Germain 1961-1989 Democratic
Robert Tiernan 1967–1975 Democratic
Edward Beard 1975–1981 Democratic
Claudine Schneider 1981-1991 Republican
Ronald Machtley 1989–1995 Republican
Jack Reed 1991-1997 Democratic
Robert Weygand 1997-2001 Democratic
Patrick Kennedy 1995–2011 Democratic

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