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Newport County
Rhode Island

Politicians who were born in Newport County

  Jamestown: Robert G. Dunphy, c.1920
  Little Compton: Jeremiah Bailey, 1773 — George Gray, 1824 — Leslie Combs, 1852
  Middletown: Benjamin Hazard, 1770 — William P. Buffum, 1858
  Newport:
 
  Newport, 1700-1799: Joseph Wanton, 1705 — John Collins, 1717 — Samuel Ward, 1725 — William Ellery, 1727 — Jonathan J. Hazard, 1744 — William Jones, 1753 — Francis Malbone, 1759 — Christopher G. Champlin, 1768 — Christopher Ellery, 1768 — William Hunter, 1774 — Nathaniel Hazard, 1776 — Henry Y. Cranston, 1789 — Robert B. Cranston, 1791
  Newport, 1800-1899: Benjamin D. Silliman, 1805 — George G. King, 1807 — Elisha Dyer, 1811 — William C. Cozzens, 1811 — William M. Rodman, 1814 — Henry M. Shaw, 1819 — Charles C. Van Zandt, 1830 — Stephen A. Gardner, c.1845 — Melville Bull, 1854 — Ward McAllister, Jr., 1855 — Daniel B. Fearing, 1859 — Edward de Veaux Morrell, 1862 — William Astor Chanler, 1867 — Clark Burdick, 1868 — Lewis S. Chanler, 1869 — Henry Rogers Winthrop, 1876 — Peter Augustus Jay, 1877 — Thomas J. Grady, 1877 — Mortimer A. Sullivan, 1880 — Ogden L. Mills, 1884 — Cornelius C. Moore, 1884 — Benjamin M. McLyman, 1886 — Hugh D. Auchincloss, 1897
  Newport, 1900-1999: Peter Goelet, 1911 — Robert J. Mrazek, 1945
  Portsmouth: Peleg Sanford, 1639 — George Moulton Carpenter, 1844
  Prudence, Portsmouth: Dutee J. Pearce, 1789
  Tiverton: Gideon Wanton, 1693 — Benjamin Howland, 1755 — Peleg Tallman, 1764 — Job Durfee, 1790 — Nathaniel B. Durfee, 1812 — George R. Lawton, 1858
   See also Rhode Island birthplaces not assigned to counties.
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