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List of United States Senators 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 51 individuals have represented Rhode Island in the U.S. Senate.

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

Historical senators

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

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

External links

island.htm US Senate information about Rhode Island

See also

U.S. Senate List of United States Representatives from Rhode Island