List of United States Representatives from Rhode Island

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Rhode Island was admitted as the 13th state to the United States of America on May 29, 1790. As of 2011, a total of 88 individuals have represented Rhode Island in the U.S. House.

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

Historical representatives

The following individuals were elected to the U.S. House from Rhode Island.


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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 in Rhode Island in the 1700s
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 in Rhode Island in the 1800s
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 in Rhode Island in the 1900s
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

External links

US House Historical representation by state

See also

U.S. House List of United States Senators from Rhode Island