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Washington County
Rhode Island

Politicians who were born in Washington County

  Ashaway, Hopkinton: Alexander B. Briggs, 1850 — Albert S. Babcock, 1851
  Centerville, Hopkinton: Jabez C. Knight, 1815
  Charlestown: George Champlin, 1738 — Joseph Stanton, Jr., 1739 — Elbridge T. Gerry, 1837
  Exeter: Samuel W. Hopkins, 1845 — John Nelson Lewis, 1847
  Hope Valley, Hopkinton: C. C. Costello, c.1884
  Hopkinton: Josiah Peckham Palmer, 1828 — Alva Crandall, 1835 — Robert Scott Hirst, 1922
  Little Rest (now part of Kingston): Elisha R. Potter, 1764 — Elisha Reynolds Potter, 1811
  Narragansett Pier, Narragansett: Lincoln MacVeagh, 1890
  New Shoreham, Newport County (now Washington County): William G. Angel, 1790 — Christopher E. Champlin, 1860
  North Kingstown: John Whitman, 1780 — James Davis, c.1783 — Sylvester G. Shearman, 1802 — William H. Allen, 1811 — Samuel W. K. Allen, 1842
  Peace Dale, South Kingstown: Frederick R. Hazard, 1858
  Potter Hill, Hopkinton: Jacob D. Babcock, 1789
  Richmond: Alfred Whitman Kenyon, 1836
  South Kingstown: Sylvester Gardner, c.1730 — Nathaniel Niles, 1741 — John Gardner, 1747 — Rowland G. Hazard, 1801 — Augustus G. Hazard, 1802 — David S. Baker, c.1845 — Abial T. Browning, 1865
  Westerly: Nathan Pendleton, 1754 — Nathan Pendleton, 1779 — Nathan Fellows Dixon II, 1812 — Nathan F. Dixon, 1847 — Charles P. Bennett, 1861 — John M. O'Connell, 1872 — G. Benjamin Utter, 1881 — Thomas D. Santoro, 1922 — Paul F. Palumbo, Jr., 1926 — John O. Matson, 1946 — Scott Bill Hirst, 1953
   See also Rhode Island birthplaces not assigned to counties.
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