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Rhode Island: U.S. Representatives

U.S. Representatives from Rhode Island, 1790-2007 (May be incomplete!)

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1808 Jun 13: Nehemiah Knight, died in office.
  • 1820 Dec 17: Nathaniel Hazard, died in office.
  • 1844: Elisha Reynolds Potter, defeated.
  • 1862: George H. Browne, defeated.
  • 1885 Jan 26: Jonathan Chace, resigned.
  • 1892: Adin B. Capron (Rep), defeated.
  • 1894: Lucius F. C. Garvin (Dem), defeated.
  • 1896: Lucius F. C. Garvin (Dem), defeated.
  • 1898: Lucius F. C. Garvin (Dem), defeated.
  • 1902: Melville Bull (Rep), defeated.
  • 1909 Feb 14: Daniel L. D. Granger, died in office.
  • 1900: Lucius F. C. Garvin (Dem), defeated.
  • 1918: Theodore F. Green (Dem), defeated.
  • 1914 Nov 3: George F. O'Shaunessy (Dem), elected; Roswell B. Burchard (Rep), defeated; Benjamin F. Lindemuth (Progressive), defeated; John W. Higgins (Socialist), defeated; William E. Brightman (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1912 Nov 3: George H. Utter, died in office.
  • 1914 Nov 3: Walter R. Stiness (Rep), elected; Peter G. Gerry (Dem), defeated; Paul F. Schmidt (Socialist), defeated; Claude C. Ball (Progressive), defeated; Frederick M. Matteson (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1928: Louis Monast (Rep), defeated.
  • 1920 Nov 2: Clark Burdick (Rep), elected; Patrick J. Boyle (Dem), defeated.
  • 1922 Nov 7: Clark Burdick (Rep), elected; George F. O'Shaunessy (Dem), defeated.
  • 1924 Nov 4: Clark Burdick (Rep), elected; Alfred H. Jones (Dem), defeated.
  • 1920 Nov 2: Walter R. Stiness (Rep), elected; Luigi De Pasquale (Dem), defeated; Charles Hermann (Socialist), defeated; B. J. Murray (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1922 Nov 7: Richard S. Aldrich (Rep), elected; Percy J. Cantwell (Dem), defeated.
  • 1924 Nov 4: Richard S. Aldrich (Rep), elected; Charles M. Hall (Dem), defeated.
  • 1920 Nov 2: Ambrose Kennedy (Rep), elected; Herve J. Legace (Dem), defeated; W. A. Carpenter (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1922 Nov 7: Jeremiah E. O'Connell (Dem), elected; Isaac Gill (Rep), defeated.
  • 1924 Nov 4: Jeremiah E. O'Connell (Dem), elected; Louis Monast (Rep), defeated.
  • 1940 Nov 5: Aimé J. Forand (Dem), elected; Charles F. Risk (Rep), defeated.
  • 1942 Nov 3: Aimé J. Forand (Dem), elected; Charles H. Eden (Rep), defeated.
  • 1946 Nov 5: Aimé J. Forand (Dem), elected; Raymond A. Mailloux (Rep), defeated; Charles R. Napier (Constitutional Government), defeated.
  • 1940: Thomas J. Paolino (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1940 Nov 5: John E. Fogarty (Dem), elected; Harry Sandager (Rep), defeated.
  • 1942 Nov 3: John E. Fogarty (Dem), elected; Harry Sandager (Rep), defeated.
  • 1946 Nov 5: John E. Fogarty (Dem), elected; John J. Kelly, Jr. (Rep), defeated.
  • 1956: Thomas H. Needham (Rep), defeated.
  • 1968: Lincoln Almond (Rep), defeated.
  • 1967: John A. Notte, Jr. (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1967 Jan 10: John E. Fogarty, died in office.
  • 1970 Nov 3: Fernand J. St. Germain (Dem), elected; Walter J. Miska (Rep), defeated; Stephen Bruce Murray (Peace and Freedom), defeated. Robert O. Tiernan (Dem), elected; William A. Dimitri, Jr. (Rep), defeated; Louis Dona G. O'Hara (The O'Hara Bill), defeated.
  • 1986 Nov 4: Fernand J. St. Germain (Dem), elected; John A. Holmes (Rep), defeated.
  • 1988 Nov 8: Ronald K. Machtley (Rep), elected; Fernand J. St. Germain (Dem), defeated.
  • 1986 Nov 4: Claudine Schneider (Rep), elected; Donald J. Ferry (Dem), defeated.
  • 1988 Nov 8: Claudine Schneider (Rep), elected; Ruth S. Morgenthau (Dem), defeated.
  • 1998: Rod Driver (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1990 Nov 6: Ronald K. Machtley (Rep), elected; Scott Wolf (Dem), defeated.
  • 1992 Nov 3: Ronald K. Machtley (Rep), elected; David R. Carlin, Jr. (Dem), defeated; Frederick E. Dick (Perot Independent), defeated; Norman J. Jacques (Ind), defeated.
  • 1994 Nov 8: Patrick J. Kennedy (Dem), elected; Kevin Vigilante (Rep), defeated.
  • 1996 Nov 5: Patrick J. Kennedy (Dem), elected; Giovanni D. Cicione (Rep), defeated; Michael J. Rollins (Ind), defeated; Graham R. Schwass (Ind), defeated; Gregory Raposa (Ind), defeated.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Patrick J. Kennedy (Dem), elected; Ronald G. Santa (Rep), defeated; James C. Sheehan (Reform), defeated; Charles Picerno (Ind), defeated.
  • 1990 Nov 6: Jack Reed (Dem), elected; Gertrude M. Coxe (Rep), defeated.
  • 1992 Nov 3: Jack Reed (Dem), elected; James W. Bell (Rep), defeated; Thomas J. Ricci (Ind), defeated; John Turnbull (Independent Thinking), defeated.
  • 1994 Nov 8: Jack Reed (Dem), elected; A. John Elliot (Rep), defeated.
  • 1996: Joseph R. Paolino, Jr. (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1996: John O. Matson (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1996 Nov 5: Robert A. Weygand (Dem), elected; Richard E. Wild (Rep), defeated; Thomas J. Ricci (Ind), defeated; Gail Alison Casman (Ind), defeated; Jack D. Potter (Ind), defeated.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Robert A. Weygand (Dem), elected; John O. Matson (Rep), defeated; Timothy L. Miller (Reform), defeated.
  • 2000 Nov 7: Patrick J. Kennedy (Dem), elected; Stephen Cabral (Rep), defeated.
  • 2002 Nov 5: Patrick J. Kennedy (Dem), elected; David W. Rogers (Rep), defeated; Frank Carter (Ind), defeated.
  • 2000 Sep 12: Angel Taveras (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2000 Nov 7: James R. Langevin (Dem), elected; Rod Driver (Conscience for Congress), defeated; Robert G. Tingle (Rep), defeated; Dorman J. Hayes, Jr. (Green), defeated.
  • 2002 Nov 5: James R. Langevin (Dem), elected; John O. Matson (Rep), defeated; Dorman J. Hayes, Jr. (Independent Home Protection), defeated.
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