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Rhode Island: State Supreme Court


Justices of the Rhode Island State Supreme Court, 1780-1960 (May be incomplete!)
Thomas Tillinghast 1780 William Ellery 1785 David Howell 1786 Sylvester G. Shearman 1855-68 J. Russell Bullock 1862-64 Elisha Reynolds Potter 1868-82 George Moulton Carpenter as of 1882-85 Charles Matteson 1889-91 John H. Stinness as of 1889-99 Pardon E. Tillinghast as of 1889-99 George A. Wilbur as of 1889-99 Horatio Rogers 1891-99 William W. Douglas 1891-1905 Benjamin M. Bosworth 1897-99 Edward C. Dubois 1899 John Taggard Blodgett as of 1900-03 Clarke Howard Johnson as of 1903-17 J. Jerome Hahn 1930-38 Francis B. Condon 1935 Jeremiah E. O'Connell 1948-56 Fred Bartlett Perkins 1952-60

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1868 Jan 3: Sylvester G. Shearman, died in office.
  • 1882 Apr 10: Elisha Reynolds Potter, died in office.
  • 1899: Benjamin M. Bosworth, died in office.
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