List of colonial governors of Rhode Island

This is a list of the "judges," presidents, and governors of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations from 1638 to 1776.

Judges of Portsmouth

Judge of Newport

Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island colony

Governor of Rhode Island (Portsmouth and Newport)

Chief Officer under the Patent of 1643 (Providence and Warwick)

Presidents under the Patent of 1643

Governors of Newport and Portsmouth under the Coddington Commission

Governors under the Royal Charter of 1663

The Rhode Island Charter was suspended from 1686-1689. During this time, Sir Edmund Andros served as Governor of the Dominion of New England, which included Rhode Island.


Vacant May 1689-February 1690

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