The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
U.S. District Attorneys in Rhode Island

U.S. District Attorneys for Rhode Island, 1790-1998 (may be incomplete!)
William Channing 1790-94 Ray Greene 1794-97 David L. Barnes 1797-1801 David Howell 1801-12 Asher Robbins 1812-20 John Pitman 1820-24 Dutee J. Pearce 1824-25 Richard W. Greene 1825-45 Walter S. Burges 1845-50 James M. Clark 1850-53 George H. Browne 1853-61 Wingate Hayes 1861 Nathan F. Dixon 1877-85 David S. Baker 1885-89 Rathbone Gardner 1889-93 Charles E. Gorman 1893-97 Charles A. Wilson 1897-1911 Walter R. Stiness 1911-14 Harvey A. Baker 1914-20 Peter C. Cannon 1920-21 Norman S. Case 1921-26 Henry M. Boss, Jr. 1926 John S. Murdock 1926-29 Henry M. Boss, Jr. 1929-34 J. Howard McGrath 1934-40 George F. Troy 1940-52 Edward Matthew McEntee 1952 Jacob S. Tenkin 1952-55 Joseph Mainelle 1955-61 Raymond J. Pettine 1961-66 Frederick W. Faerber, Jr. 1966-67 Edward P. Gallogly 1967-69 Lincoln Almond 1969-73 Everette C. Sammartino 1973-78 Paul F. Murray 1978-81 Lincoln Almond 1981-93 Edwin J. Gale 1993 Sheldon Whitehouse 1994-98 Margaret E. Curran 1998
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The Political Graveyard

The Political Graveyard is a web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries. Founded in 1996, it is the Internet's most comprehensive free source for American political biography, listing 315,917 politicians, living and dead.
  The coverage of this site includes (1) the President, Vice President, members of Congress, elected state and territorial officeholders in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories; and the chief elected official, typically the mayor, of qualifying municipalities; (2) candidates at election, including primaries, for any of the above; (3) all federal judges and all state appellate judges; (4) certain federal officials, including the federal cabinet, diplomatic chiefs of mission, consuls, U.S. district attorneys, collectors of customs and internal revenue, members of major federal commissions; and political appointee (pre-1971) postmasters of qualifying communities; (5) state and national political party officials, including delegates, alternate delegates, and other participants in national party nominating conventions. Note: municipalities or communities "qualify", for TPG purposes, if they have at least half a million person-years of history, inclusive of predecessor, successor, and merged entities.  
  The listings are incomplete; development of the database is a continually ongoing project.  
  Information on this page — and on all other pages of this site — is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. Users are advised to check with other sources before relying on any information here.  
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  Links to this or any other Political Graveyard page are welcome, but specific page addresses may sometimes change as the site develops.  
  If you are searching for a specific named individual, try the alphabetical index of politicians.  
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Copyright notices: (1) Facts are not subject to copyright; see Feist v. Rural Telephone. (2) Politician portraits displayed on this site are 70-pixel-wide monochrome thumbnail images, which I believe to constitute fair use under applicable copyright law. Where possible, each image is linked to its online source. However, requests from owners of copyrighted images to delete them from this site are honored. (3) Original material, programming, selection and arrangement are © 1996-2019 Lawrence Kestenbaum. (4) This work is also licensed for free non-commercial re-use, with attribution, under a Creative Commons License.
Site information: The Political Graveyard is created and maintained by Lawrence Kestenbaum, who is solely responsible for its structure and content. — The mailing address is The Political Graveyard, P.O. Box 2563, Ann Arbor MI 48106. — This site is hosted by HDL. — The Political Graveyard opened on July 1, 1996; the last full revision was done on May 10, 2022.

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