Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Presidential Electors 1792 - 1896

Presidential Electors
Chosen in Rhode Island

First Presidential Election, 1789.

Rhode Island not having ratified the Constitution of the United Stetes, did not participate in this election.

In the election of 1792 and 1796 tile Presidential electors were chosen by the General Assembly in Grand Committee; there-after by the people.

Second Presidential Election, 1792

Arthur Fenner, of Providence,
George Champlin, of Newport,
Samuel J. Potter, of South Kingstown
William Greene, of Warwick.

Electoral Vote cast for George Washington, of Virginia, for President and John Adams of Massachusetts, for Vice President, both Federalists

Third Presidential Election, 1796

Arthnr Fenner, of Providence,
George Champlin, of Newport,
Samuel J. Potter, of South Kingstown,
William Greene, of Warwick.

Vote cast for John Adams, of Massachusetts, for President, and Oliver Ellswoth of Connecticut, for Vice President, both Federalists

Fourth Presidential Election, 1800

George Chaniplin, of Newport,
Edward Manton, of Johnston,
Oliver Davis, of Hopkinton,
William Greene, of Warwick.

Vote cast for John Adams, of Massachusetts, for President; for Charles Pinckeny, of South Carolina 3 votes, and John Jay, of New York, 1 vote, for Vice President; all Federalists

Fifth Presidential Election, 1804

Constant Taber, of Newport
James Aldrich of Scituate
James Helme, of South Kingstown
Benjamin Remington, of Warwick

Vote cast for Thomas Jefferson, of Virginia for President, and George Clinton of New York for Vice President; both Republicans (i.e., Democrats)

Sixth Presidential Election, 1808

Thomas P. Ives, of Providence
Christopher Fowler, of Newport
James Rhodes, of Warwick
Thomas Noyes, of Westerly
Vote cast for Charles C. Pinckney of South Carolina for President, and Rufus King of New York, for Vice-President, both Federalists

Seventh Presidential Election, 1812

Christopher Fowler, of Newport
Samuel G. Arnold, of Providence
William Rhodes, of Westerly
Ephraim Bowen, of Providence

Vote cast for DeWitt Clinton of New York, for President, and Jared Ingersoll, of Pennsylvania, for Vice-President; both Federalists

Eighth Presidential Election, 1816

James Fenner, of Providence
Thomas Pitman, of Newport
Edward Wilcox, of Charlestown
Dutee Arnold, of Warwick

Vote cast for James Monroe, of Virginia, for President, and Daniel D. Tompkins of New York, for Vice President; both Republicans (i.e., Democrats)

Ninth Presidential Election, 1820

James Fenner, of Providence
Duty J. Pearce, of Newport
Robert F. Noyes, of South Kingstown
Dutee Arnold, of Warwick

Vote cast for James Monroe of Virginia, for President; and Daniel D. Tompkins of New York for Vice President; both Republicans (i.e., Democrats)

Tenth Presidential Election, 1824.

Caleb Earle, of Providence,
Stephen B. Cornell, of Portsmonth,
Elisha Watson, of South Kingstown,
Charles Eldridge, of East Greenwich.
Vote cast for John Quincy Adams, of Massachusetts (Coalition), for President, and John C. Calhoun, of South Carolba (Democrat), for Vice-President.

Eleventh Presidential Election, 1828,

Caleb Earle, of Providence,
Stephen B. Cornell, of Portsmouth,
Elisha Watson, of South Kingstown,
Charles Eldridge of East Greenwich.
Vote cast for John Quiney Adams, of Massachusetts, for President, and Richard Rush, of Pennsylvania, for Vice President; both National Republicans.

Twelfth Presidential Election, 1832.

Samuel Ward King, of Johnston,
William Peckham, of South Kingstown,
Nathaniel S. Ruggles, of Newport,
Peleg Wilbur, of Coventry
Vote cast for Henry Clay, of Kentucky, for President, and John Sergeant, of Pennsylvania, for Vice-President; both National Republicans.

Thirteenth Presidential Election, 1836.

James Penner, of Providence,
John DeWoIf, of Bristol,
Henry Bull, of Newport,
Benjamin B. Thurston, of Hopkinton.
Vote cast for Martin Van Ruren, of New York, for President, and Richard K. Johnson, ofkeotucky, for Vice-President; both Democrats.

Fourteenth Presidential Election, 1840.

Nicholas Brown, of Providence,
George Bugs, of Newport,
Wager Weeden, of South Kingstown,
William Rhodes, of Warwick.
Vote cast for William H. Harrison, of Ohio, for President, and John Tyler, of Virginia, for Vice.President; both Whigs.

Fifteenth Presidential, Election, 1844

Benjamin Weaver, of Middletown;
Stephen Steere, of Smithfield,
John Greene, of Warwick,
Nathan F. Dixon, of Westerly.
Vote cast for Henry Clay, of Kentucky, for President, and Theodore Frelinghuysen, of New York, for Vice-President; both Whigs.

Sixteenth Presidential Election, 1848.

William Sprague, of Warwick,
James T. Rhodes, of Providence
George G. King, of Newport,
Rowse Babcock, of Westerly.

Vote cast for Zachary Taylor, of Louisiana, for President, and Millard Fillmore, of New York, for Vice.President; both Whigs.

Seventeenth Presidential Election, 1852.

George Turner, of Newport,
Amasa Eddy, of Glocester,
Ariel Ballou, of Cumberland.
Joseph Spink, of North Kingstown.

Vote cast for Franklin Pierce, of New Hampshire, for President, and William R. King, of Alabama, for Vice-President; both Democrats.

Eighteenth Presidential Election, 1856.

Edward W. Lawton, of Newport,
William P. Bittlock, of Providence,
Isaac Saunders, of Scituate,
William D. Brayton, of Warwick.

Vote cast for John C. Fremont, of California, for President, and William L. Dayton, of New Jersey, for Vice-President; both Republicans.

Nineteenth Presidential Election, 1860.

Thomas G. Turner, of Warren,
Elisha Harris, of Coventry,
Latimer W. Ballou, of Cumberland,
David Buffum, of Middletown.

Vote cast for Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois, for President, and Hannibal Hamlin, of Maine, for Vice-President; both Republicans.

Twentieth Presidential Election, 1864.

Robert B. Cranston, of Newport
Rowse Babcock, of Westerly,
William S. Slater, of Smithfield,
Simon Henry Greene, of Warwick.

Vote cast for Abraham Lincoln, of Illinole, for President, and Andrew Johnson, of Tennessee, for Vice-President; both Republicans.

Twenty-first Presidential Election, 1868.

George H. Norman, of Newport,
James M. Pendleton, of Westerly,
James T. Edwards, of East Greenwich,
Seth Padelford, of Providence.

Vote cast for Ulyneen S. Grant, of Illinois, for President, and Schoyler Colfax, of Indiana, for Vice-President; both Republicans

Twenty-second Presidential Election, 1872

Benjamin Finch, of Newport,
Henry Lippitt, of Providence,
John H. Barden, of Scituate,
Henry Howard, of Coventry.
Vote cast for Ulysses S. Grant, of Illinois, for President, and Henry Wilson, of Massachusetts, for Vice-President; both Republicans.

Twenty-third Presidential Election, 1876

Samuel G. Arnold, of Middletown,
Nathan F. Dixon, of Westerly,
William S. Slater, of North Smithfield,
[Mr. Slater was elected in place of George H. Corliss, who declined to serve.]
Charles H. Fisher, of Scituate.

Vote cast for Rutherford B. Hayes, of Ohio, for President, and William A. Wheeler, of New York, for Vice-President; both Republicans.

Twenty-fourth Presidential Election, 1880

George Peabody Wetmore, of Newport,
Rowland Hazard, of South Kingstown,
William Goddard, of Warwick,
Harvey E. Wellman, of Providence.
Vote cast for James A. Garfield, of Ohio, for Prenident, and Chester A. Arthur, of New York, for Vice-President; both Republicans.

Twenty-fifth Presidential Election, 1884

George Peabody Wetmore, of Newport,
George Carmichael, Jr., of Charlestown,
Henry L. Greene, of Warwick,
Isaac M Potter, of Providence.

Vote cast for James G. Blaine, of Maine, for President, and John A. Logan, of Illinois, for Vice President; both Republicans

Twenty-sixth Presidential Election, 1888

Daniel Russell Brown, of Providence,
Lyman B Goff, of Pawtucket,
John Nicholas Brown, of Newport,
Allen Reynolds, of North Kingstown.

Vote cast for Benjamin Harrison, of Indiana, for President, and Levi P. Morton, of New York. for Vice-President; both Republicans.

Twenty-seventh Presidential Election, 1892

Louis L. Lorillard, of Newport,
William G. Roelker, of Warwick,
Joshua Wilbour, of Bristol,
William H. Haskell, of Pawtucket.

Vote cast for Benjamin Harrison, of Indiana for President, and Whitlaw Reid, of New York, for Vice-President; both Republicans

Twenty-eighth Presidential Election, 1896

George H. Norman, of Newport,
Charles H. Perkins, of Warwick,
RoberL H. I. Goddard, of Providence,
Joseph J. Woolley, of Pawtucket.

Vote cast for William McKinley, of Ohio, for President, and Garret A. Hobart, of New Jersey, for Vice President; both Republicans.

Submitted by Monica Erickson February 1999

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