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The Secretary of State of Rhode Island is an elected office in the "U.S. state of "Rhode Island. As of 2015, the current Secretary of State is "Nellie Gorbea.

The Rhode Island Department of State or is composed of five separate divisions:


Secretaries of state[edit]

List of officeholders[2]
Name Tenure Party
"Samuel Eddy 1798–1819 "Republican
"Henry Bowen 1843–1849
Christopher E. Robbins 1849–1851
Asa Potter 1851–1854
William R. Watson 1844–1855
"John Russell Bartlett 1855–1872
"Joshua M. Addeman 1872–1887
Edwin D. McGuiness 1887–1888
Samuel H. Cross 1888–1890
Edwin D. McGuiness 1890–1891
"George H. Utter 1891–1894 "Republican
Charles P. Bennett 1894–1909 "Republican
J. Fred Parker 1909–1924 "Republican
Ernest L. Sprague 1924–1933 "Republican
Louis W. Cappelli 1933–1939 "Democratic
J. Hector Paquin 1939–1941 "Republican
"Armand H. Cote 1941–1957 "Democratic
"John A. Notte, Jr. 1957–1959 "Democratic
August P. LaFrance 1959–1973 "Democratic
Robert F. Burns 1973–1983 "Democratic
"Susan Farmer 1983–1987 "Republican
"Kathleen S. Connell 1987–1993 "Democratic
"Barbara Leonard 1993–1995 "Republican
"James Langevin 1995–2001 "Democratic
Edward S. Inman 2001–2003 "Democratic
"Matthew A. Brown 2003–2007 "Democratic
"Ralph Mollis 2007–2015 "Democratic
"Nellie Gorbea 2015–present "Democratic

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