Al Gomes Al Gomes is an American record producer and songwriter from Providence, Rhode Island.
Al Kellogg Albert Clement Kellogg was an American Major League Baseball pitcher.
Alan G. Hassenfeld Alan G. Hassenfeld is a former chairman and chief executive officer of Hasbro Toys, a post he held between 1989 and 2008.
Albert C. Greene Albert Collins Greene (April 15, 1792January 8, 1863) was an American lawyer and politician from Rhode Island.
Albert Harkness Albert Harkness (October 6, 1822May 27, 1907) was an American classical scholar and educator.
Albert Martin (soldier) Albert Martin was a merchant and Captain of the Gonzales Mounted Rangers who delivered Travis's famous letter "To the People of Texas & All Americans in the World" and who died while defending t...
Aldo Tatangelo Aldo J. Tatangelo, Sr. (September 16, 1913 – March 7, 2008) was the reform mayor of Laredo, Texas, who served from 1978 to 1990.
Alex Ottiano Alexander ("Alex") R. Ottiano (born February 4, 1976 in Providence, Rhode Island) is a male judoka from the United States, who twice won the bronze medal in the men's half lightweight division (...
Alexis Caswell Angell Alexis Caswell Angell (April 26, 1857 – December 24, 1932) was a United States federal judge.
Alfred W. Anthony Alfred W. Anthony (1860–1939) was an American author, Freewill Baptist leader, and religion professor at Bates College in Maine.
Alissa Musto Alissa Musto (born May 31, in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American singer and child pianist.
Alpheus C. Morse Alpheus Carey Morse (1818 - 1893) was a Providence, Rhode Island based architect.
Amy Diaz Amy Diaz (born August 6, 1984) is an American beauty pageant titleholder who competed in the Miss USA pageant in 2008 and Miss Earth United States 2009.
Anastasia P. Williams Anastasia P. Williams is an American politician who is a Democratic party member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, representing the 9th District since 1993.
Andrew Dexter, Jr. Andrew Dexter, Jr. (March 28, 1779 -– November 2, 1837), was an American lawyer, financier, and speculator.
Andy Branigan Andrew John Branigan (April 11, 1922 – April 13, 1995) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played for the New York Americans in the NHL.
Andy Coakley Andrew James "Andy" Coakley (November 20, 1882 – September 27, 1963) was a pitcher for the Philadelphia Athletics (1902–1906), Cincinnati Reds (1907–1908), Chicago Cubs (1908–09) and New ...
Andy On Andy On (born 11 May 1976 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States) is a Chinese American actor and martial artist.
Angelo Cataldi Angelo Cataldi (born March 13, 1951) is a sports radio personality for 94 WIP-FM (simulcast on 610 WIP (AM)) in Philadelphia.
Ann Aldrich Ann Aldrich (June 28, 1927 – May 2, 2010) was a United States federal judge.
Ann Hood Ann Hood (born 1956) is an American novelist and short story writer; she has also written nonfiction.
Annette Nazareth Annette LaPorte Nazareth (born January 27, 1956) is an American attorney who served as a Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from August 4, 2005 to January 31, 2008.
AraabMuzik Abraham Orellana (born June 16, 1989), professionally known as AraabMuzik, is an American record producer.
Art Hagan Arthur Charles "Art" Hagan (March 17, 1863 – March 25, 1936) was an American Major League Baseball player who pitched for two seasons; Philadelphia Quakers of the National League in, and with th...
Artie Clarke Arthur Franklin Clarke (1865–1949) was a Major League Baseball player.
Ben Powers Alton "Ben" Powers (born February 13, 1949) is an American actor.
Ben Weisman Ben Weisman was an eccentric American composer significant for having written more songs recorded by Elvis Presley than any other songwriter in history.
Benedict Arnold (governor) Benedict Arnold (21 December 1615 – 19 June 1678) was president and then governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, serving for a total of 11 years in these roles.
Benjamin C. Truman Benjamin Cummings Truman (October 25, 1835 - July 18, 1916), was an American journalist and author; in particular, he was a distinguished war correspondent during the American Civil War, and an ...
Benjamin Knight Benjamin Knight (1813–1898) was a New England industrialist and philanthropist, who was a partner with his brother Robert Knight in the B. B. & R. Knight Company and was one of the largest texti...
Benny Ciaramello Benjamin "Benny" Ciaramello (born April 4, 1981) is an American actor perhaps best known for his role as Santiago Herrera in season 2 of the NBC television series Friday Night Lights.
Bernard Matthew Kelly Bernard Matthew Kelly (May 7, 1918 - December 5, 2006) was a Roman Catholic bishop.
Bill Almon William Francis Almon (born November 21, 1952) is a retired American baseball player who played in the major leagues from 1974 through 1988.
Bill Conti William "Bill" Conti (born April 13, 1942) is an American composer and conductor best known for his film scores, including Rocky (and all but one of the five sequels), For Your Eyes Only...
Bill MacDermott Bill MacDermott (born May 14, 1936) is an American football coach.
Bill Osmanski William Thomas "Bill" Osmanski (December 29, 1915 – December 25, 1996) was an American football player and coach.
Blair Moody Arthur Edson Blair Moody (February 13, 1902July 20, 1954), known as Blair Moody, was a Democratic U.S. Senator from the state of Michigan.
Blu Cantrell Blu Cantrell (born Tiffany Cobb; March 16, 1976) is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter.
Bob Eastwood Robert Fred Eastwood (born February 9, 1946) is an American professional golfer who has won numerous amateur and professional tournaments.
Bob Hattoy Bob Hattoy (November 1, 1950 – March 4, 2007) was an American activist on issues related to gay rights, AIDS and the environment.
Bobby Hackett Robert Leo "Bobby" Hackett (January 31, 1915 – June 7, 1976) was an Irish-American jazz musician who played trumpet, cornet and guitar with the bands of Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman in the lat...
Brad Adamonis Bradley Fred Adamonis (born January 16, 1973) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour.
Bradley S. Jacobs Bradley “Brad” Jacobs (born August 3, 1956 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American businessman.
Brian Burke (ice hockey) Brian P. Burke is an American-born Canadian hockey manager acting as the President of Hockey Operations and General Manager for the Calgary Flames and is a member of Rugby Canada's board of directors.
Brian Chippendale Brian Chippendale (1973) is a musician and artist based in Providence, Rhode Island.
Brian Helgeland Brian Thomas Helgeland (born January 17, 1961) is an American screenwriter, film producer and director.
Brianne Leary Brianne Banigan Leary (born July 28, 1957) is an American actress and inventor.
Bruce M. Selya Bruce Marshall Selya (born May 29, 1934) is a senior federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and former chief judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Su...
Bruce Sundlun Bruce Sundlun (born Bruce George Sundlun; 19 January 1920 – 21 July 2011) was an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who served as 71st Governor of Rhode Island from 199...
C. M. Eddy, Jr. Clifford Martin Eddy, Jr. (C. M. Eddy, Jr.) (January 18, 1896 - November 21, 1967) was an American author best known for his horror, mystery and supernatural short stories.
Caleb Baker Caleb Baker (1762 – June 26, 1849) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New York.
Carl Bridenbaugh Carl Bridenbaugh (August 10, 1903 - January 6, 1992) was an American historian of Colonial America.
Carmelo D'Anzi Carmelo D'Anzi (born November 24, 1956) is an Italian-American football coach and former player.
Carol Sloane Carol Sloane (born March 5, 1937) is an American jazz singer born in Providence, Rhode Island, who has been singing professionally since she was 14, although for a time in the 1970s she worked a...
Charles Ansbacher Charles Ansbacher (October 5, 1942 – September 12, 2010) was an American conductor.
Charles Rocket Charles Adams Claverie (August 24, 1949 – October 7, 2005)—known by such stage names as Charlie Hamburger, Charlie Kennedy, and, most famously, Charles Rocket—was an Ameri...
Charlie Reilley Charles Augustine Reilley (born Charlse Augustine O'Reilly in 1856 in Providence, Rhode Island; died November 4, 1904) was a Major League Baseball player for parts of five seasons.
Chester Holmes Aldrich Chester Holmes Aldrich (Providence, Rhode Island, 4 June 1871 — Rome, 26 December 1940) was an American architect and director of the American Academy in Rome from 1935 until his death in 1940.
Chris Terreri Christopher Arnold Terreri (born November 15, 1964) is a former American goaltender for several National Hockey League teams, most notably for the New Jersey Devils, with whom he played for twelve seasons.
Christopher Blazejewski Christopher R. Blazejewski (born December 3, 1979) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives representing District 2 since January 2011.
Christopher Denise Christopher Denise is the artist for two of Brian Jacques' Redwall picture books.
Christopher Gilbert Christopher Gilbert (born August 1, 1949, Birmingham, Alabama-July 5, 2007) was an American poet.
Chuck Palumbo Charles "Chuck" Palumbo is a semi-retired American professional wrestler, mechanic, and reality television personality best known for his wrestling career in World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment.
Clara LaMore Catherine Clara LaMore is an American former competition swimmer who represented the United States at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London.
Clark Coolidge Clark Coolidge (born February 26, 1939) is an American poet.
Clark Donatelli John Clark Donatelli (born November 22, 1965) is an American former professional ice hockey player and is the current head coach of the ECHL's Wheeling Nailers.
Claudia Jordan Claudia Jordan (born April 12, 1973) is an American television and radio personality.
Clay Hart Clay Hart (born July 1, 1942) is an American country music singer and guitarist who was a member of The Lawrence Welk Show television program from 1969 to 1975.
Clay Pell Herbert Claiborne Pell IV, known as Clay Pell is an American lawyer and military officer.
Cody Wild Cody Wild (born June 5, 1987) is an American professional ice hockey defenceman.
D. Thomas Russillo Domenic Thomas Russillo, AIA (1902--1980), was a minor American architect who practiced in mid-20th-century Rhode Island and Massachusetts under the firm name D. Thomas Russillo.
Dan Wheeler Daniel Michael Wheeler (born December 10, 1977) is an American former professional baseball pitcher.
Daniel Abbott Daniel Abbott was a deputy governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. The son of Daniel and Margaret Abbott of Providence in the Rhode Island colony, he was called Daniel Abbott, Jr. when made a freeman of Providence in 1708.
Daniel Berkeley Updike Daniel Berkeley Updike (February 14, 1860 — December 29, 1941) was an American printer and historian of typography.
Daniel Sully Daniel Sully (1855–1910), born Daniel Sullivan, was an American circus performer, stage actor and playwright, who gained popularity during the latter years of the nineteenth century.
Dave Bartis David "Dave" Bartis (born Providence, Rhode Island) is an American producer.
David Aldrich David Aldrich (November 4, 1907 – September 13, 2002) was an American artist and architect.
David C. Geary David C. Geary (born June 7, 1957 in Providence, Rhode Island) is a notable United States cognitive developmental and evolutionary psychologist with interests in mathematical learning and sex di...
David E. Sweet David E. Sweet, (1933–1984), academic, was the founding president of innovative Metropolitan State University and later president of Rhode Island College, where he spearheaded the Leadership Rho...
David Hedison Albert David Hedison, Jr. (born May 20, 1927, Providence, Rhode Island) is an American film, television, and stage actor.
David Jagolinzer David Jagolinzer is an American litigation attorney best known for multi-million mass tort mesothelioma cases against major companies such as Honeywell International and Union Carbide.
David Nason David G. Nason (born October 6, 1970) is the president and CEO of GE Energy Financial Services, a unit of General Electric (GE).
David S. Reynolds David S. Reynolds is an American literary critic, biographer, and historian noted for his writings on American literature and culture.
David S. Ward David Schad Ward (born October 25, 1945) is an American film director and screen writer.
David Segal (politician) David Adam Segal (born November 25, 1979) is an American politician, activist, and writer who was a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, representing District 2 (East ...
Deon Anderson Deon Terry Anderson (born January 27, 1983 in Providence, Rhode Island) is a Free Agent American football fullback who most recently played for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League.
Devere Allen Devere Allen (1891–1955) was an American socialist and pacifist political activist and journalist.
Dick Rondeau Richard "Dick" Rondeau (December 18, 1921 – January 18, 1989) was an American ice hockey player.
Dicky Barrett Richard Michael Barrett (born June 22, 1964), better known as Dicky Barrett, is the frontman of Ska punk band The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and the announcer for Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
Dinty Gearin Dennis John Gearin is a former Major League Baseball pitcher.
Doc Rockwell George Lovejoy "Doc" Rockwell was an American vaudeville performer and radio personality.
Domenic Thomas Russillo Domenic Thomas Russillo, AIA, was a minor American architect who practiced in mid-20th-century Rhode Island and Massachusetts under the firm name D. Thomas Russillo.
Dominick J. Ruggerio Dominick J. Ruggerio is a Democratic member of the Rhode Island Senate, representing the 4th District since 1985.
Dwight Foster (1757-1823) Dwight Foster (December 7, 1757 April 29, 1823) was an American lawyer and politician from Brookfield, Massachusetts.
Earl Audet Earle Toussaint Audet was an American football offensive tackle in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, as well as the Los Angeles Dons of the All-America Football Conference.
Ed Cooley Ed Cooley is an American college basketball coach and the current head coach of the Providence College Friars men's basketball team. Previously, Cooley had held the same position at Fairfield University from 2006–2011.
Eddie Zack Edward Adrain Zack (January 2, 1922 to January 9, 2002) was an American country music artist.
Edward A. Batchelor Edward Armistead Batchelor, Sr. (September 1883 – July 1968), also known as "Batch" and "E.A.", was an American sportswriter and editor for The Providence Journal, the Detroit Free Press...
Edward A. Gisburne Edward Allen "Eddie" Gisburne was a United States Navy officer and a recipient of the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his role in the battle which began the U.S. occu...
Edward Beard Edward Peter Beard (born January 20, 1940) was a U.S. Representative from Rhode Island.
Edward Chalmers Leavitt Edward Chalmers Leavitt (1842–1904), a native of Providence, Rhode Island, was an early New England painter said to be the most renowned still life painter of his day in Providence, although tod...
Edward Flannery Edward H. Flannery (August 20, 1912 – October 19, 1998) was a priest in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, and the author of The Anguish of the Jews: Twenty-Three Centuries of Ant...
Edward Francis Anhalt Edward Francis Anhalt is a professor, event promoter in the Milwaukee area, and founder of Banking on Kids, a company that promotes fiscal responsibility in elementary and middle school students.
Edward J. McElroy Edward J. McElroy, Jr. (born March 17, 1941) is an American teacher and labor union leader.
Edward Laborio Edward F. Laborio (born in Providence, Rhode Island, 1949), is a former baseball right-handed pitcher, who played in the minor leagues.
Edward Michael Laborio Edward Laborio, born in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, was the founder and Chairman and CEO of The Envit Capital Group, Inc., know together with its subsidiaries as Envit Capital, headquartered ...
Edward Mitchell Bannister Edward Mitchell Bannister (ca. 1828 – January 9, 1901) was a Black Canadian-American painter whose tonalism and predominantly pastoral subject matter owed much to his admiration for Millet and t...
Edward Payson Weston Edward Payson Weston was a notable pedestrian, who was largely responsible for the rise in popularity of the sport in the 1860s and 1870s. His life story has been told in the 2012 biography, A Man in a Hurry, described by U.S. sports writer Brian Phillips as "a spectacularly entertaining book."
Edwards Amasa Park Edwards Amasa Park (December 29, 1808, Providence, Rhode Island - June 4, 1900) was an American Congregational theologian.
Elaine Coderre Elaine A. Coderre (born October 11, 1947 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives representing District 60 sinc...
Elijah Babbitt Elijah Babbitt (July 29, 1795 – January 9, 1887) was a Republican United States Representative from Pennsylvania.
Elisha Brown Elisha Brown was a deputy governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
Elisha Jenkins Elisha Jenkins (1772 – May 18, 1849) was an American politician who served as New York Secretary of State and Mayor of Albany.
Eliza Grew Jones Eliza Grew Jones (March 30, 1803 – March 28, 1838) is noted for having created a romanized script for writing the Siamese language, and for creating the first Siamese-English dictionary.
Eliza Jumel Eliza Jumel (April 7, 1775 – July 16, 1865) was an American socialite.
Elizabeth Amsden Elizabeth Amsden (March 27, 1881, Boston - July 20, 1966, New York City) was an American operatic soprano and actress.
Elizabeth Buffum Chace Elizabeth Buffum Chace (9 December 1806 – 12 December 1899) was an influential American activist in the Anti-Slavery, Women's Rights, and Prison Reform Movements of the mid-to-late 19th century.
Ellen Gallagher Ellen Gallagher (born December 16, 1965) is an American artist.
Emery D. Potter Emery Davis Potter (October 7, 1804 - February 12, 1896) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.
Everett M. "Busy" Arnold Everett M. Arnold (May 20, 1899 – December 1974), also known as Busy Arnold, was an American publisher and an early comic-book entrepreneur whose company Quality Comics published dur...
Feliciano Vierra Tavares Feliciano Vierra "Flash" Tavares Sr. (October 29, 1920 – December 17, 2008) was a Cape Verdean American musician, singer and guitar player based in Massachusetts.
Francis Xavier Roque Francis Xavier Roque (b. October 9, 1928) is an American Roman Catholic bishop.
Frank Caprio (judge) Judge Frank Caprio (born November 23, 1936) is the television judge on ABC's Caught in Providence.
Frank Ciccone Frank A. Ciccone III (born October 10, 1947 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Rhode Island Senate representing District 7 since January 2005.
Frank D'Rone Frank D'Rone (April 26, 1932 – October 3, 2013) was an American jazz singer and guitarist.
Frank E. Winsor Frank E. Winsor, civil engineer, was the chief engineer for the Boston Metropolitan District Water Supply Commission, now the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, from 1926 until his death i...
Frank Licht Frank R. Licht (March 13, 1916May 30, 1987) was an American politician and the 67th Governor of Rhode Island from 1969 to 1973, serving as the first Jewish Governor in Rhode Island state history.
Frank Lombardi Frank Lombardi (born in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Rhode Island Senate representing District 26 since January 2013.
Frank Wheaton Frank (Francis) Wheaton (May 8, 1833 – June 18, 1903) was a career military officer in the United States Army during the American Civil War and Indian Wars.
Fred A. Lennon Fred A. Lennon (November 26, 1905 – July 23, 1998) was an American manufacturer and philanthropist.
Fred W. Friendly Fred W. Friendly (October 30, 1915 – March 3, 1998) was a president of CBS News and the creator, along with Edward R. Murrow, of the documentary television program See It Now.
Freddie Scott Freddie Scott (April 24, 1933 – June 4, 2007) was an American soul singer and songwriter.
Frederic Poole Gorham Frederic Poole Gorham (April 29, 1871–June 4, 1933) was an American bacteriologist and educator.
Frederic Whitaker Frederic Whitaker (1891-1980) was an award-winning American designer, painter and author.
Galway Kinnell Galway Kinnell (born February 1, 1927) is an American poet.
George Andrews (Adjutant General) George Andrews (August 26, 1850 – September 10, 1928) was an officer in the United States Army who served as Adjutant General of the U.S. Army from 1912 to 1914.
George B. Field George B. Field (born on October 25, 1929 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American astrophysicist.
George Boomer George Ellsworth Boomer (1862 - 1915) was an American socialist journalist, newspaper editor, and political activist.
George Burgess (bishop) George Burgess (October 31, 1809 – April 23, 1866) was the first Episcopal bishop of Maine.
George C. Sherman George Corlis Sherman (December 14, 1799 in Providence, Rhode Island – April 23, 1853 in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.
George H. Coes George H. Coes (1828 – March 16, 1897) was an American minstrel music performer.
George Hamilton Pearce The Most Reverend George Hamilton Pearce, SM, DD (born January 9, 1921) was the first Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Apia, Samoa, and is Archbishop Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Archdi...
George K. Anderson George K. Anderson is a former Major General in the United States Air Force.
George Leite George Leite was an American author, poet, publisher and bookstore owner active in California's San Francisco Bay Area in the 1940s and 1950s.
George Lovejoy Rockwell George Lovejoy "Doc" Rockwell (1889-1978) was an American vaudeville performer and radio personality.
George M. Cohan George Michael Cohan (July 3, 1878November 5, 1942), known professionally as George M. Cohan, was an American entertainer, playwright, composer, lyricist, actor, singer, dancer and producer.
George Macready George Peabody Macready, Jr. (August 29, 1899 – July 2, 1973), was an American stage, film, and television actor often cast in roles as polished villains.
George Schuyler George Samuel Schuyler (February 25, 1895 – August 31, 1977) was an African-American author, journalist and social commentator known for his conservative views.
George William Curtis George William Curtis (February 24, 1824 – August 31, 1892) was an American writer and public speaker, born in Providence, Rhode Island, of old New England stock.
Gerald Kilmartin Gerald "Gerry" Walsh Kilmartin (July 7, 1927 – June 16, 1970) is an American ice hockey player.
Giuseppe Pettine Giuseppe Pettine (born Giuseppe Antonio Luigi Pettine, 13 February 1874, Isernia, Italy was an Italian-American concert mandolinist, teacher, and composer.
glass ghost glass ghost is a guitarist and songwriter known for his work with American death rock band Astrovamps.
Glen Bowersock Glen Warren Bowersock (born January 12, 1936 in Providence, Rhode Island) is a contemporary American scholar of the ancient world and the history of ancient Greece, Rome and the Near East.
Glenna Collett-Vare Glenna Collett Vare (June 20, 1903 – February 3, 1989) was an American Hall of Fame golfing champion whom the Hall calls the greatest female golfer of her day, and who dominated American women's...
Godfrey Chevalier Lieutenant Commander Godfrey DeCourcelles Chevalier, USN (7 March 1889 – 14 November 1922) was a pioneering naval aviator of the United States Navy of World War I and the early 1920s.
Gordon D. Fox Gordon D. Fox (born 1961) is an American politician from Providence, Rhode Island and the Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives.
Gordon Fox Gordon D. Fox (b. 1961) is an American politician from Providence, Rhode Island and the Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives.
Gordon Pettengill Gordon H. Pettengill is an American radio astronomer and planetary physicist.
Grace Diaz Grace Diaz (born 1957) is an American politician who is a Democratic State Representative from Rhode Island representing District 11 in the city of Providence, Rhode Island.
Grattan H. Wheeler Grattan Henry Wheeler (August 25, 1783 -- March 11, 1852) was an American politician from New York.
Gregory Dexter Gregory Dexter (1610–1700) was a printer, Baptist minister, and early President of the combined towns of Providence and Warwick in the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
H. P. Lovecraft Howard Phillips "H. P." Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction.
Hank Soar Albert Henry Soar (August 17, 1914 – December 24, 2001) was an American football running back and defensive back in the National Football League who went on to have a long career as an ump...
Hannah Weiner Hannah Adelle Weiner (née Finegold) (4 November 1928 – 11 September 1997) was an American poet who is often grouped with the Language poets because of the prominent place she assumed i...
Harold Gomes Harold Gomes (born August 22, 1933 in Providence, Rhode Island) is a former professional boxer.
Harold Metts Harold M. Metts (born October 6, 1947 in Lexington, Virginia) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Rhode Island Senate representing District 6 since January 2005.
Harry Bryden Harry Leonard Bryden, FRS (born 9 July 1946) is an American physical oceanographer, professor at University of Southampton, and staff at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton.
Harry Kizirian Harry Kizirian (Հէրի Գիզիրեան) (July 13, 1925 – September 13, 2002) was an Armenian American member of the United States Marine Corps who served during World War II. Kizirian's service lasted fr...
Harry P. Cross Harry Parsons Cross was an American football player and coach.
Harry Sandager Harry Sandager was a U.S. Representative from Rhode Island.
Henry Giroux Henry Giroux (born September 18, 1943), is an American scholar and cultural critic.
Henry Howard Brownell Henry Howard Brownell (February 6, 1820 – 1872) was an American poet and historian.
Henry J. Steere Henry Jonah Steere (1830–1889) was a prominent American philanthropist and industrialist from Rhode Island.
Herbert F. DeSimone Herbert F. DeSimone (September 5, 1929 – November 27, 2013) was an American lawyer, politician and Attorney General of Rhode Island 1967-1971.
Hilaire Hiler Hilaire Hiler (1898-1966) was an American artist, psychologist, and color theoretician who worked in Europe and United States during the mid-20th century.
Hope Goddard Iselin Hope Goddard Iselin was an American sportswoman who was the first woman to compete as a crew member in the America's Cup yacht race.
Irving Gertz Irving Gertz (May 19, 1915 – November 14, 2008) was an American composer recognized for his compositions for many fantasy and horror B-movies and TV series of the 1950s and 1960s.
Irving Stowe Irving Harold Stowe was a Yale lawyer, activist, visionary and a founder of Greenpeace.
Israel Angell Israel Angell (August 24, 1740 – May 4, 1832) was a soldier of the American Revolutionary War.
J. A. Gammons John Ashley "Daff" Gammons was an American baseball and football player, college football and baseball coach, amateur golfer, and insurance agent.
J. Carter Brown John Carter Brown III (October 8, 1934 – June 17, 2002), director of the U.S. National Gallery of Art from 1969 to 1992 and a leading figure in American intellectual life.
J. Joseph Garrahy John Joseph Garrahy, known to Rhode Islanders as J. Joseph Garrahy or just "Joe," was an American politician.
Jabez Bowen Jabez Bowen, Jr. was a deputy governor of Rhode Island, militia colonel during the American Revolutionary War and Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court.
Jackie Brookner Jackie Brookner (born 1945) is an ecological artist, writer, and educator.
James Arthur Anderson (author) James Arthur Andersons first published short story appeared in Andrew J. Offutt's "Swords Against V" anthology in 1979.
James Baar James Baar (born February 9, 1929) is an author, international corporate communications consultant, corporate communications software developer, blogger, former business executive, journalist an...
James Fenner James Fenner (January 22, 1771April 17, 1846) was an American politician who served as an United States Senator as well as the seventh, 11th and 17th Governor of Rhode Island (on three separate ...
James Goodby James Eugene Goodby (born December 20, 1929) is an author and former American diplomat.
James Langevin James R. Langevin (born April 22, 1964) is the U.S. Representative for RI's 2, serving since 2001.
James McNerney Walter James "Jim" McNerney, Jr, (born August 22, 1949 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American business executive who currently serves as the Chairman and CEO of The Boeing Company.
James W. Nuttall James W. Nuttall (born 1953) is a retired United States Army Major General who served as Deputy Director of the Army National Guard and Deputy Commander of the United States First Army.
Jane Rosenthal Jane Rosenthal (born September 21, 1956) is an American film producer.
Jared Paul Jared Paul is an organizer, independent journalist, slam poetry champion and Strange Famous Records recording artist from Providence, Rhode Island.
Jason Estrada Jason Moses Estrada (born November 30, 1980 in Providence, Rhode Island) is a boxer who represented the United States at the 2004 Olympic Games in the super heavyweight division.
Jason Marsden Jason Christopher Marsden (born January 3, 1975) is an American screen and voice actor who has done numerous voice roles in animated films, as well as various television series.
Jeffrey Osborne Jeffrey Linton Osborne (born March 9, 1948) is an American funk R&B musician, songwriter, lyricist and lead singer of the band, L.T.D.
Jesse H. Metcalf Jesse Houghton Metcalf (November 16, 1860October 9, 1942) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island.
Jesse Leach Jesse David Leach (born July 3, 1978) is an American musician from Providence, Rhode Island, and is best known as being the current lead vocalist of the metalcore band Killswitch Engage and also...
Jill Craybas Jill N. Craybas (born July 4, 1974) is an American former professional tennis player.
Jim Drain Jim Drain (American, b. 1975) is an American artist.
Joanne Baron Joanne Baron is an actress and Meisner Method acting coach.
Joanne Giannini Joanne Giannini (born March 15, 1953) is an American politician who is a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, representing District 7 (Providence) since 1994, curren...
Joe Bastardi Joe Bastardi is a weather forecaster known for his opinions on weather and climate change.
Joe Beats Joe Beats (born Joe DelCarpini, October 4, 1977) is an American hip hop producer from Rhode Island.
Joe Hassett Joseph Patrick "Joe" Hassett (born September 11, 1955) is a retired American basketball player in the NBA. A 6'5" (1.96 m) 180 lb (81.5 kg) guard, he played college basketball at Provi...
Joe Mullaney Joseph A. Mullaney (November 17, 1925 – March 8, 2000) was a successful American basketball player and coach.
Joe Nocera Joseph Nocera (born May 6, 1952 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American business journalist and author.
Joe Osmanski Joseph Charles Osmanski was an American football fullback in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears and New York Bulldogs.
Joe S. Jackson Joseph S. "Joe" Jackson was an American sportswriter and editor for the Detroit Free Press, The Washington Post and The Detroit News.
Joe Soares Joe Soares is a former all-star wheelchair rugby player for the United States who later went on to coach the Canadian paralympic team after he was cut by the U.S in 1996.
Joe Trimble Joseph Gerard Trimble was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball who played in part of two seasons for the Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates.
John A. Notte, Jr. John Anthony Notte, Jr. (May 3, 1909 – March 7, 1983) was an American politician, a Democrat, best known for serving as the 65th Governor of Rhode Island.
John Baca John Philip Baca (born January 10, 1949) is a former United States Army soldier and a Vietnam War veteran.
John Bailey (Massachusetts) John Bailey (1786 – June 26, 1835) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts.
John Bates Clark John Bates Clark (January 26, 1847 – March 21, 1938) was an American neoclassical economist.
John Brown (Rhode Island) John Brown I (January 27, 1736 – September 20, 1803) was an American merchant, slave trader, and statesman from Providence, Rhode Island.
John Bucklin John Carpenter Bucklin (1773 – March 5, 1844) was the first mayor of the city of Louisville.
John C. Revens, Jr. John C. Revens, Jr. is a Democratic member of the Rhode Island Senate, representing the 31st District since 1990.
John Cattanach John Leckie Cattanach was an American Major League Baseball player who pitched three games during his only season, 1884.
John Chafee John Lester Hubbard Chafee (October 22, 1922 – October 24, 1999) was an American politician.
John Edwards (American Civil War sailor) John Edwards was a Union Navy sailor in the American Civil War and a recipient of the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions at the Battle of Mobile Bay.
John Garrahy John Joseph Garrahy was the 69th Governor of Rhode Island from 1977 to 1985.
John Hawkes (novelist) John Hawkes, born John Clendennin Talbot Burne Hawkes, Jr. (August 17, 1925 – May 15, 1998), was a postmodern American novelist, known for the intensity of his work, which suspended some traditional constraints of narrative fiction.
John Henderson (activist) John B. Henderson, Esq. is an attorney, business executive, sailor and member of the Miami Lighthouse Board.
John Higgins (swimmer) John Herbert Higgins (May 8, 1916 – August 1, 2004) was an American competition swimmer and swimming coach.
John J. Lombardi John Lombardi (born 1952) is an American Democratic politician from Providence, Rhode Island.
John J. McConnell, Jr. John James McConnell, Jr. (born May 9, 1958), also known as Jack McConnell, was formerly a Rhode Island lawyer and currently a United States district judge on the United States District Co...
John Mauran John Lawrence Mauran, FAIA (1866, Providence, Rhode Island – 1933) was an American architect responsible for many downtown landmarks in St. Louis, Missouri, and also active in Wisconsin and Texas.
John O. Pastore John Orlando Pastore (March 17, 1907July 15, 2000) was an American lawyer and politician.
John Patrick Hartigan John Patrick Hartigan (December 29, 1887 - August 10, 1968) was a longtime federal judge in the United States.
John Pitman (judge) John Pitman (February 23, 1785 - November 17, 1864) was a United States federal judge.
John Throckmorton (settler) John Throckmorton (1601–1684) was an early settler of Providence in the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, and one of the 12 original proprietors of that settlement.
John W. Dower John W. Dower (born 21 June 1938 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American author and historian.
John Warren Aldrich John Warren Aldrich (February 23, 1906 – May 3, 1995) was an American ornithologist.
John Whipple (settler) John Whipple (c. 1617 - 1685) was an early settler of Dorchester in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, who later settled in Providence in the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, where ...
Jonathan Arnold Jonathan Arnold (December 3, 1741 – February 1, 1793) was an American physician and statesman from New England.
Jonathan Lavine Jonathan Scott Lavine (born May 9, 1966) is an American business executive and philanthropist.
Jonathan Scott (politician) Jonathan Palmer Scott (Jon Scott) is a Republican politician and was the party's nominee against Patrick J Kennedy in Rhode Island's 1st congressional district, in both 2006 and 2008.
Joseph A. Montalbano Joseph A. Montalbano was a Democratic member of the Rhode Island Senate, representing the 17th District from 1988 to 2009.
Joseph Almeida Joseph S. Almeida, Jr. is a Cape Verdean American politician, and is the Rhode Island State Representative for the 12th District.
Joseph Brown (astronomer) Joseph Brown was an early United States industrialist and astronomer, and professor at Brown University.
Joseph Jenckes (governor) Joseph Jenckes was a deputy governor and governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
Joseph McNamara (Rhode Island politician) Joseph M. McNamara (born September 7, 1950 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives representing District 19 si...
Joseph Whipple Joseph Whipple (1662 - 28 April 1746) was a wealthy merchant in the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, and active in the civil affairs of the colony during the first half of the ...
Joseph Whipple, Jr. Joseph Whipple, Jr. was a wealthy merchant in the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, and a Deputy Governor of the colony.
Josh Schwartz Josh Schwartz (born August 6, 1976) is an American screenwriter and television producer.
Joshua Miller (politician) Joshua Miller (born April 17, 1954 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Rhode Island Senate representing District 28 since January 2007.
Josiah Steinbrick F-Minus was a hardcore punk band formed in 1995 in Huntington Beach, California.
Juan Pichardo Juan M. Pichardo (born October 21, 1966 in the Dominican Republic) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Rhode Island Senate representing District 2 since January 2003.
Julius C. Michaelson Julius C. Michaelson served as Rhode Island Attorney General from 1975 to 1979 and was the Democratic U.S. Senate nominee in 1982 against liberal Republican John Chafee.
Kali Rocha Kali Michele Rocha (born December 5, 1971) is an American actress.
Karen Ignagni Karen Ignagni is the president and chief executive officer of America's Health Insurance Plans former HIAA.
Keith Carney Keith Edward Carney (born February 3, 1970) is an American retired professional ice hockey defenseman.
Ken McDonald (basketball) Kenneth Michael "Ken" McDonald (born March 4, 1970) is an American professional basketball coach who is currently the head coach of the Austin Toros of the NBA Developmental League.
Kenneth Anthony Angell Most Rev. Kenneth Anthony Angell (born August 3, 1930) is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.
King Kendall Jason "King" Kendall is an American vocalist and videogame designer associated with two bands from Providence, Rhode Island.
Lara M. Schwartz Lara M. Schwartz (born December 6, 1970), a music video producer and authority on the art of making music videos, is the author of Making Music Videos: Everything You Need to Know From the Be...
Lars R. Trodson Lars Robert Trodson is an American author of films, plays and novels. He is also an award-winning journalist. His most recent novel featuring private detective Langley Calhoun, "Tide Turning"' was published by Mainly Murder Press in March 2014.
Laura Minadeo Laura Minadeo (born February 5, 1989) is an American singer and songwriter from Warwick, Rhode Island.
LeBaron Bradford Colt LeBaron Bradford Colt (June 25, 1846 August 18, 1924) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island and a circuit court judge.
Lemuel H. Arnold Lemuel Hastings Arnold (January 29, 1792June 27, 1852) was an American politician from the U.S. state of Rhode Island.
Leonard Woodcock Leonard Woodcock, working directly with me from the White House, negotiated successfully the terms for normalization of diplomatic relations.
Lewis Boss Lewis Boss (26 October 1846 – 5 October 1912) was an American astronomer.
Lida Shaw King Lida Shaw King (September 15, 1868 in Boston – January 10, 1932 in Providence) was an American classical scholar and college dean.
Lilly Kilvert Lilly Kilvert (born 1953) is an American production designer.
Lincoln Chafee Lincoln Davenport Chafee (born March 26, 1953) is an American politician who has been the 74th Governor of Rhode Island since January 2011.
Lou Gorman James Gerald "Lou" Gorman (February 18, 1929 – April 1, 2011) was an American baseball executive, and the former general manager of the Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners of Major League ...
Lou Lamoriello Louis A. Lamoriello (born October 21, 1942 in Providence, Rhode Island) is the president and general manager of the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Lucien Cardin Louis Joseph Lucien Cardin, was a Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician.
Luigi Manocchio Luigi Giovanni "Baby Shacks" Manocchio is an Italian-American mobster from Providence, Rhode Island.
Lyman W.V. Kennon Lyman Walter Vere Kennon was a career United States military officer in active service from 1881 to 1918, attaining the rank of brigadier general.
Manny Perez Manuel "Manny" Perez Batista (born May 5, 1969) is a Dominican actor, who has appeared in the television series Third Watch and in the film Washington Heights.
Manny Pérez Manuel "Manny" Pérez Batista (born May 5, 1969) is a Dominican actor, who has appeared in the television series Third Watch and in the film Washington Heights.
Marcia Harris Marcia Harris (February 14, 1880 – June 18, 1947), born Lena Hill was an American actress.
Margaret E. Curran Margaret E. "Meg" Curran served as United States Attorney for Rhode Island from 1998 to 2003.
Maria Cimini Maria E. Cimini (born August 26, 1976) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives representing District 7 since January 2011.
Marilyn C. Jones Marilyn Charlotte Jones Doxey Is a former pitcher and catcher who played from through in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
Marilyn Jones (baseball) Marilyn C. Jones Doxey Born January 19, 1925 is a former pitcher and catcher who played from through in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
Marissa Castelli Marissa Castelli (born August 20, 1990) is an American pair skater.
Mark Cutler Mark Cutler is a recording artist and singer-songwriter from Providence, Rhode Island.
Mark Famiglietti Mark Famiglietti (born September 26, 1979) is an American actor.
Mark Schmidt Mark Schmidt is an American college basketball coach and the current men's basketball head coach at St. Bonaventure University.
Marvin Barnes Marvin Jerome Barnes (born July 27, 1952) is a former professional American basketball player.
Mary C. Wheeler Mary Colman Wheeler (May 15, 1846–March 10, 1920) was the founder and first head of the Wheeler School in Providence, Rhode Island.
Mary Pat Clarke Mary Pat Clarke is an American politician who represents the district 14 in the Baltimore City Council. She is arguably the most recognized person in Baltimore, Maryland politics having served as either council president or council member for 24 out of the last 35 years as of 2010.
Maryellen Goodwin Maryellen Goodwin (born September 27, 1964 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Rhode Island Senate representing District 24 since January 2005.
Matt Hyson Matthew "Matt" Hyson (born August 13, 1970) is a semi-retired American professional wrestler, best known for his performances in Extreme Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment ...
Matt McCarthy (comedian) Matt McCarthy (born November 9, 1979 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American comedian, writer, and actor living in Los Angeles.
Matthew Fabisch Matthew Fabisch (born June 18, 1983) is an American lawyer.
Matthew Gillick Matthew Gillick (born 1852, date of death unknown) was a United States Navy sailor and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor.
Max Holland Max Holland (born 1950, in Providence, Rhode Island) is a journalist, author, and the editor of Washington Decoded, an online newsletter from the nation's capital that began publishing 11 Ma...
Melanie Sanford Melanie Sanford (born June 16, 1975) is an American chemist, who currently works at the University of Michigan, where she holds the positions of Moses Gomberg Collegiate Professor of Chemistry a...
Michael Chippendale Michael W. Chippendale (born April 25, 1969 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American politician and a Republican member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives representing District 40 s...
Michael D. Fascitelli Michael D. Fascitelli is CEO, President and a Trustee of the Board of Vornado Realty Trust.
Michael James Dempsey Michael James Dempsey, OP (February 12, 1912–March 19, 1996) was an American-born bishop of the Catholic Church.
Michael Langan Michael Langan (born Providence, RI 1984) is an American film director.
Michael Marcello Michael J. Marcello (born May 30, 1968 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives representing District 41 since ...
Michael McCaffrey Michael J. McCaffrey (born December 18, 1963 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Rhode Island Senate representing District 29 since January 2003.
Michael Parkhurst Michael Finlay Parkhurst (born 24 January 1984) is an American soccer player.
Mike Stud Michael Francis Seander Jr., known by his stage name Mike Stud, is an American hip hop artist and former college baseball player.
Molly Huddle Molly Huddle in is an American long-distance runner who competes in track and cross country running events.
Morgan Murphy (baseball) Morgan Edward Murphy was an American Major League Baseball player who played 11 seasons as a catcher, most notably with the two time league champions Boston Reds.
Nelson Eddy Nelson Ackerman Eddy (June 29, 1901 – March 6, 1967) was an American singer and actor who appeared in 19 musical films during the 1930s and 1940s, as well as in opera and on the concert s...
Nic Alahverdian Nicholas Alahverdian (born July 11, 1987) is an American writer, lobbyist, and political activist.
Nicholas Bianco Nicholas "Nicky" Bianco (March 21, 1932 – November 14, 1994) was a Rhode Island mobster who became an influential member of the Patriarca crime family of New England.
Nicholas Colasanto Nicholas Colasanto (January 19, 1924 – February 12, 1985) was an American actor and television director, known for his role, Coach, in the American sitcom Cheers.
Nicholas Cooke Nicholas Cooke (1717–1782) was a governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations during the American Revolutionary War, and after Rhode Island became a state, he continued in t...
Nicholas E. Alahverdian Nick Alahverdian (born July 11, 1987) is an American writer, lobbyist, and political activist.
Nick Bertozzi Nick Bertozzi (born May 26, 1970) is an American comic book writer and artist, as well as a commercial illustrator and teacher of cartooning.
Nina Wilcox Putnam Nina Wilcox Putnam (November 28, 1888March 8, 1962) was an American novelist, screenwriter and playwright.
Norman Isham Norman Morrison Isham (1864-1943) was a prominent architectural historian, restorationist, author, and professor at Brown University and RISD.
Norman S. Case Norman Stanley Case (October 11, 1888October 9, 1967) was the Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island from 1927 to 1928 and the 56th Governor of Rhode Island from 1928 to 1933.
Obadiah Hadwen Obadiah Brown Hadwen (August 2, 1824 – 1907) was a horticulturist active in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Ogarita Booth Henderson Ogarita Booth Henderson (born Ogarita Elizabeth Bellows; October 23, 1859 – April 12, 1892) was an American stage actress.
Ogden Lindsley Ogden R. Lindsley (August 11, 1922, in Providence, Rhode Island – October 10, 2004) was an American psychologist.
Oscar Lapham Oscar Lapham (June 29, 1837 – March 29, 1926) was an American lawyer and politician from the U.S. state of Rhode Island.
Otis Young Otis E. Young (July 4, 1932 – October 11, 2001) was an actor, writer and anti-Vietnam war activist.
Pard Pearce Walter Irving "Pard" Pearce was a professional American football player who played quarterback for six seasons for the Decatur Staleys, the Chicago Staleys, the Chicago Bears, the Kenosha Maroon...
Pardon Tillinghast Pardon Tillinghast (1622–1718) was an early settler of Providence, Rhode Island, a public official there, and a pastor of the Baptist Church of Providence.
Pat Duff Patrick Henry Duff (May 6, 1875 – September 11, 1925) was an Irish American professional baseball player.
Pat LaMarche Patricia Helen "Pat" LaMarche (born 26 November 1960) is an American political figure and activist with the Green Party; she was the party's vice-presidential candidate in the 2004 U.S. presiden...
Pat Toomey Patrick Joseph "Pat" Toomey is an American businessman and politician. He is currently the junior United States Senator for Pennsylvania, and a member of the Republican Party.
Patrick C. Lynch Patrick C. Lynch (born February 4, 1965, Providence, Rhode Island) was Rhode Island's Attorney General.
Patrick J. Kennedy Patrick Joseph Kennedy II is an American politician. He is the former U.S. Representative for RI's 1, serving from 1995 until 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes all of Bristol County and Newport County, and parts of Providence County.
Patrick Sheehan (golfer) Patrick Sheehan (born August 9, 1969) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour.
Paul Allen (editor) Paul Allen (February 15, 1775 – August 18, 1826) was an American author and editor, and a graduate of Brown University.
Paul Di Filippo Paul Di Filippo (born October 29, 1954 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American science fiction writer.
Paul Guay Paul Francois Guay (born September 2, 1963 in Providence, Rhode Island) is a retired American professional ice hockey player.
Paul Konerko Paul Henry Konerko (born March 5, 1976) is an American professional baseball first baseman for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball.
Paul Mecurio Paul Mecurio is a Rhode Island-born comedian featured on Comedy Central Presents.
Paul Michael Paul Michael (August 15, 1927 – July 8, 2011) was an American actor.
Paula Vogel Paula Vogel (born November 16, 1951) is an American playwright and university professor.
Paulina Kellogg Wright Davis Paulina Kellogg Wright Davis (August 7, 1813 – August 24, 1876) was an American abolitionist, suffragist, and educator.
Pete Sheppard Pete Sheppard (b. March 26, 1967 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an Italian-American radio host, formerly heard on WEEI 93.7 FM in Boston.
Peter Boyer Peter Boyer (born February 10, 1970 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American composer, conductor, orchestrator, and professor of music.
Peter Gerety Peter Gerety (born May 17, 1940) is an American actor.
Peter Glantz Peter Glantz is an American director of theater and film, notably the films Lightning Bolt - Power Of Salad and the music video DVD Pick A Winner, both released through the record label ...
Peter J. Barnes II Peter J. Barnes, Jr. (born September 12, 1928 in East Providence, Rhode Island) is an American Democratic Party politician, who has served as Chairman of the New Jersey State Parole Board since ...
Peter Mawney Peter Mawney was a member of one of the few French Huguenot families that remained in Rhode Island, following violent clashes with the English citizens of East Greenwich, Rhode Island over dispu...
Peter N. Wasylyk Peter N. Wasylyk (born 1957) is an American attorney who is also a Democratic party member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, representing the 6th District since 1984.
Peter Palumbo (politician) Peter G. Palumbo (born March 27, 1961 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives representing District 16 since J...
Peter Yarrow Peter Yarrow is an American singer who found fame with the 1960s folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary. Yarrow co-wrote one of the group's most famous songs, Puff, the Magic Dragon.
Ray Monaco Raymond William Monaco (February 10, 1918 – December 7, 2002) was an American football guard in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and the Cleveland Rams.
Raymond Gallison Raymond E. Gallison, Jr. (born March 23, 1952 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives representing District 69...
Raymond Hull (politician) Raymond A. Hull (born September 18, 1963) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives representing District 6 since January 2011.
Red Franklin Norman C. "Red" Franklin (born December 13, 1911, date of death unknown) was an American football running back who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1935–1937.
Richard Arnold (general) Richard Arnold (April 12, 1828 – November 8, 1882) was a career U.S. Army officer who served as a brigadier general in the Union forces during the American Civil War.
Richard H. Blake Richard H. Blake (born 17 May 1975) is an American musical actor.
Richard H. Rice Richard Henry Rice (1863–1922) was an American mechanical engineer and inventor who is known for many patents related to improvements to the Corliss steam engine, and his partnership in founding...
Richard Hart (actor) Richard Comstock Hart (April 14, 1915 – January 2, 1951) was an American actor, who appeared in film and TV productions, but was most active on stage.
Richard S. Aldrich Richard Steere Aldrich (February 29, 1884 – December 25, 1941) was a U.S. Representative from Rhode Island, son of Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich.
Richard Scott (settler) Richard Scott (1605–1679) was an early settler of Providence in the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
Rick Lancellotti Richard Anthony Lancellotti is a former first baseman/outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants and Boston Red Sox.
Rob Bellamy Rob Bellamy (born May 30, 1985) is an American professional ice hockey right winger who plays for the Elmira Jackals of the ECHL. He is the brother of Kacey Bellamy.
Robert Alexander Inch Robert Alexander Inch (April 3, 1873 – January 12, 1961) was a longtime United States District Judge in Brooklyn, New York.
Robert Coover Robert Lowell Coover (born February 4, 1932) is an American author and professor emeritus in the Literary Arts program at Brown University.
Robert F. Taft (Jesuit) Robert Francis Taft, S.J. (born January 9, 1932, Providence), is an American Jesuit priest and archimandrite of the Eastern Catholic Church, who is an expert in Oriental Liturgy and a professor ...
Robert Hale Ives Goddard Robert Hale Ives Goddard (1837–1916) was a prominent banker, industrialist, U.S. Army officer, state senator and philanthropist.
Robert Jacquard Robert B. Jacquard (born May 18, 1958 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives representing District 17 since J...
Robert Joseph McManus Robert Joseph McManus (born July 5, 1951) is the fifth Bishop of Worcester, Massachusetts.
Robert Knight (industrialist) Robert Knight was a New England industrialist and philanthropist, who was a partner with his brother Benjamin Knight in B. B. & R. Knight and was one of the largest textile manufacturers in the ...
Robert M. Hall Robert M. "Bob" Hall (27 September 1909–21 December 1998) was an American media executive, founder of Publishers-Hall Syndicate and later Hall Communications.
Robert Q. Crane Robert Quentin Crane is an American politician who served as Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts from 1965–1991.
Robert Tiernan Robert Owens Tiernan (born February 24, 1929) was a U.S. Representative from Rhode Island.
Roger Williams (theologian) Roger Williams (c. 1603 – between January and March 1683) was an English Protestant theologian who was an early proponent of religious freedom and the separation of church and state.
Romeo Elton Romeo Elton (1817-1889) was an American academic and author.
Ron McLarty Ron McLarty (born April 26, 1947) is an American actor, playwright and author.
Ronald Dworkin Ronald Myles Dworkin, FBA (December 11, 1931 – February 14, 2013) was an American philosopher and scholar of constitutional law.
Ros Mey Venerable Ros Mey (July 30, 1925 - December 12, 2010) was a Cambodian-born American Buddhist monk and survivor of the Khmer Rouge regime.
Russell Spears Russell Spears was an American stonemason and Narragansett tribal elder. Spears served on the tribal council. Spears continued the stonemasonry which has been practiced by the Narragansett since the 17th century.
Ruth Hussey Ruth Carol Hussey (October 30, 1911 – April 19, 2005) was an American actress best known for her Academy Award-nominated role as photographer Elizabeth Imbrie in The Philadelphia Story.
Ruth Shepley Ruth Shepley (1892 - 1951) was an American stage actress from Providence, Rhode Island who appeared in comedies such as It Pays to Advertise (1914).
Sage Francis Paul "Sage" Francis (born November 18, 1976) is a hip hop artist from Providence, Rhode Island.
Salvatore Ronald Matano Salvatore Ronald Matano (born September 15, 1946) is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church and the bishop of Rochester, New York.
Sam Berns Sampson "Sam" Gordon Berns (October 23, 1996 – January 10, 2014) was an American who suffered from progeria and helped raise awareness about the disease.
Sam Daly Sam Daly (born March 24, 1984, in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American actor.
Samuel G. Arnold Samuel Greene Arnold, Jr. (April 12, 1821February 14, 1880) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island.
Samuel May Williams Samuel May Williams was a businessman, politician, and close associate of Stephen F. Austin.
Samuel N. Mitchell Samuel N. Mitchell (1846-1905) was an American song lyricist and newspaperman who wrote lyrics for a number of popular songs in the 1870s.
Samuel W. Bridgham Samuel Willard Bridgham (May 4, 1776 – December 28, 1840) was the first mayor of Providence, Rhode Island.
Sandra Cassel Sandra Cassel (born June 15, 1952) is an American actress.
Sarah Helen Whitman Sarah Helen Power Whitman (January 19, 1803 – June 27, 1878) was a poet, essayist, transcendentalist, Spiritualist and a romantic interest of Edgar Allan Poe.
Scott Corbett W. Scott Corbett (July 27, 1913 – March 6, 2006) was an American novelist and educator.
Scott Hamilton (musician) Scott Hamilton (born 12 September 1954) is a jazz tenor saxophonist, associated with swing (music) and mainstream jazz.
Scott Slater Scott A. Slater (born May 28, 1975) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives representing District 10 since the November 2009 special electi...
Sebastian Currier Sebastian Currier (born March 16, 1959, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania) is an American composer of music for chamber groups and orchestras.
Sergei Khrushchev Sergei Nikitich Khrushchev (Серге́й Ники́тич Хрущёв, born in July 2, 1935), son of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, now resides in the United States where he is a Senior Fellow at the Wa...
Seth MacFarlane Seth Woodbury MacFarlane (born October 26, 1973) is an American actor, animator, writer, producer, director, and singer.
Seth Magaziner Seth Magaziner (born July 22, 1983) is an investment professional and candidate for Rhode Island General Treasurer.
Shanna Moakler Shanna Lynn Moakler is an American model, actress, reality television star and a former beauty queen. She was the winner of the Miss New York USA pageant in 1995 and was originally the first runner-up at Miss USA 1995. She was later crowned Miss USA after Chelsi Smith won Miss Universe.
Shawnee Taveras Shawnee Taveras is a Dominican-American singer/songwriter specializing in the merengue genre and a media personality living in Providence, Rhode Island.
Sheldon Whitehouse Sheldon Whitehouse (born October 20, 1955) is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from Rhode Island, serving since 2007.
Simon Newton Dexter Simon Newton Dexter (May 11, 1785 Providence, Rhode Island - November 18, 1862 Whitesboro, Oneida County, New York) was an American merchant and a New York politician.
Soeng Hyang Soeng Hyang Soen Sa Nim (성향선사, born April 15, 1948) is a Zen Master and the Guiding Teacher of the international Kwan Um School of Zen, and successor to the late Seung Sahn Soen Sa Nim.
Spalding Gray Spalding Rockwell Gray (June 5, 1941 – ca. January 11, 2004) was an American actor and writer.
Stan Klopp Stanley Harold "Betz" Klopp is a former Major League Baseball pitcher.
Stanford Newel Stanford Newel (June 7, 1839–April 6, 1907) was an American attorney and diplomat who served as United States Ambassador to the Netherlands.
Stanley Fish Stanley Eugene Fish (born April 19, 1938) is an American literary theorist, legal scholar, author and public intellectual.
Stephen Hopkins (politician) Stephen Hopkins was a governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, a Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Stephen Northup Stephen Northup (roughly 1630 – after 1687) was an early settler of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, and built what may be the oldest house still standing in Rhode Islan...
Stephen Olney Stephen Olney (October 1755 North Providence, Rhode Island - d. 23 November 1832 same place) was a soldier in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War and later a Rhode Island ...
Steven M. Costantino Steven M. Costantino is an American politician who is a former Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, representing the 8th District since 1995.
Stukeley Westcott Stukeley Westcott (1592 – 12 January 1677) was one of the founding settlers of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations and one of the original members of the first Baptist Ch...
Sugar Ray Norcia Sugar Ray Norcia (born June 6, 1954, Stonington, Connecticut, United States) is an American electric and soul blues singer and harmonica player.
Susan Farmer Susan L. (née Lawson) Farmer (May 29, 1942 – September 16, 2013) was an American politician, media executive and television personality.
Sylvester Mowry Sylvester Mowry (October 1830 - October 15, 1871) was an American best known as a pioneer and the founder of Mowry, Arizona.
Sylvia Poggioli Sylvia Poggioli (born 19 May 1946) is an American radio reporter for National Public Radio.
Taaffe O'Connell Taaffe O'Connell (born May 14, 1951) is an American actress and publisher, best known by her fans for her performance in cult-classic sci-fi horror film Galaxy of Terror.
Tad Devine Thomas A. "Tad" Devine (born June 11, 1955) is an American political consultant.
Tammy Hazleton Tamara Anne Hazleton is an American former competition swimmer who represented the United States as a 16-year-old at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
Tara Hurley Tara Hurley (born 6 August 1976) is an American director of the 2009 documentary Happy Endings?.
Ted Berrigan Ted Berrigan (November 15, 1934 – July 4, 1983) was an American poet.
The Body (band) The Body are an American sludge metal band, who were formed in 1999.
The Brother Kite The Brother Kite is an American alternative rock band, formed in Providence, Rhode Island in 2002.
Theo Martins Theophilus Martins is an American musician, DJ, Model & Actor from Providence, Rhode Island.
Theodore F. Green Theodore Francis Green (October 2, 1867May 19, 1966) was an American politician from the U.S. state of Rhode Island.
Theophilus Martins Theophilus Martins is an American Rapper, DJ & Model from Providence, Rhode Island.
Thomas Angell Thomas Angell (c.1618-1694) was one of the four men who wintered with Roger Williams at Seekonk, Plymouth Colony, in early 1636, and then joined him in founding the settlement of Providence in w...
Thomas B. Dunn Thomas Byrne Dunn (March 16, 1853 Providence, Rhode Island - July 2, 1924 Rochester, Monroe County, New York) was an American businessman and politician.
Thomas C. Slater Thomas C. Slater (1945–2009) was a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives.
Thomas Davis (Rhode Island) Thomas Davis (December 18, 1806July 26, 1895) was an Irish-American manufacturer, politician and abolitionist.
Thomas Hopkins (settler) Thomas Hopkins (1616–1684), was an early settler of Providence Rhode Island, and the great grandfather of Stephen Hopkins who was many times colonial governor of Rhode Island and a signer of the...
Thomas James Wade Thomas James Wade (August 4, 1893 - June 11, 1969) was a Roman Catholic bishop.
Thomas Palangio Thomas A. Palangio (born June 14, 1962 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives representing District 3 since J...
Thomas Wilson Dorr Thomas Wilson Dorr (November 5, 1805 – December 27, 1854), was American politician and reformer, best known for leading the Dorr Rebellion.
Thomas Winfield Thomas J. Winfield (born June 15, 1963 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives representing District 16 since ...
Tom Lovett Thomas Joseph Lovett was an American professional baseball pitcher.
Tony Lepore Tony Lepore, aka the Dancing Cop, is a retired American police officer who entertains on the streets of Providence, Rhode Island during the December holiday season while directing traffic ...
Tony Moreira Tony Moreira is an American education and entertainment professional.
Ulysses Grant Baker Pierce Ulysses Grant Baker Pierce (1865–1943) was a Unitarian minister who served as Chaplain of the Senate (1909–1913).
Vincent Pagano Vincent Pagano (born October 13, 1967 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American film and television actor and screenwriter.
Walter Irving Scott Walter Irving Scott (July 1, 1895 – May 12, 1995) was an American musician, cardsharp and amateur magician.
Whipple Van Buren Phillips Whipple Van Buren Phillips (November 22, 1833 - March 28, 1904) was an American businessman from Providence, Rhode Island who also had mining interests in Idaho.
Will Mackenzie Will Mackenzie (born July 24, 1938) is an award-winning American television director and actor.
William Arnold (settler) William Arnold (24 June 1587 – c. 1676) was one of the founding settlers of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, and with his sons was among the wealthiest people in the c...
William Augustus Mowry William Augustus Mowry (August 13, 1829–1917) was an American educator and historical writer, born at Uxbridge, Massachusetts.
William G. Congdon William Grosvenor Congdon gained notoriety as an artist in New York City in the 1940s, but lived most of his life in Europe.
William Hamlin William Hamlin, an entrepreneur, was an early American engraver and the first engraver for the state of Rhode Island.
William Harris (settler) William Harris was one of the four men who accompanied Roger Williams at Seekonk in the Plymouth Colony during the winter early in 1636.
William Henry Allen William Henry Allen (21 October 1784 – 18 August 1813) was an American naval officer during the War of 1812.
William McCormick William (Bill) P. McCormick (born August 18, 1939, in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American businessman and diplomat.
William S. Flynn William Smith Flynn (August 14, 1885April 6, 1966) of Providence, Rhode Island was the 54th Governor of Rhode Island from 1923 to 1925.
William Seaman Bainbridge William Seaman Bainbridge (February 17, 1870 – September 22, 1947) was an American surgeon and gynecologist.
William Sprague (Michigan) William Sprague (February 23, 1809 – September 19, 1868) was a minister and politician in the U.S. state of Michigan.
William Stevens Perry William Stevens Perry (January 22, 1832 – May 13, 1898) was a 19th-century bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America and an educator.
William Walaska William A. Walaska (born September 16, 1946 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Rhode Island Senate representing District 30 since January 2003.
William Wickenden William Wickenden was an early Anglo-American Baptist minister, co-founder Providence, Rhode Island, and signer of the Providence Compact.
Wingate Hayes Wingate Hayes (1823–1877) was Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives and U.S. District Attorney for the district of Rhode Island during the American Civil War.
Winthrop W. Aldrich Winthrop Williams Aldrich GBE (November 2, 1885February 25, 1974) was an American banker and financier, scion of a prominent political family, and US Ambassador to the United Kingdom.
Wylie Dufresne Wylie Dufresne (born 1970) is the chef and owner of wd~50 restaurant in Manhattan.
Zachariah Allen Zachariah Allen (September 15, 1795 – March 17, 1882) was an American textile manufacturer, scientist, lawyer, writer, inventor and civil leader from Providence, Rhode Island.
Zechariah Chafee Zechariah Chafee, Jr. (December 7, 1885 – February 8, 1957) was an American Professor of Law, judicial philosopher and civil rights advocate.
Zeke Meyer Herbert Ernest "Zeke" Meyer was an American racecar driver.