Leaders From Rhode Island

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Rhode Island has produced a number of Leaders who have made it big. These include Martha McSally, Matthew C. Perry, Nathanael Greene, William Ellery, Abraham Whipple and others.
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Matthew C. Perry
(Naval Officer)
Matthew C. Perry
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Birthdate: April 10, 1794
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 4, 1858
 2 
Nathanael Greene
(Major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War)
Nathanael Greene
3
Birthdate: August 7, 1742
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 19, 1786
 3 
Lincoln Chafee
(Former United States Senator)
Lincoln Chafee
4
Birthdate: March 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
 4 
Martha McSally
(Former United States Senator for Arizona)
Martha McSally
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Birthdate: March 22, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries

American politician and US Senator from Arizona (2019-2020), Martha McSally served in the US Air Force for 26 years, eventually becoming the first woman to fly in combat and command a fighter-squadron. Retired as colonel, she is also noted for successfully suing the US authority for mandating US servicewoman stationed in Saudi Arabia to wear body covering while traveling off-base.

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Pat Toomey
(Politician)
Pat Toomey
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Birthdate: November 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Oliver Hazard Perry
(Former U.S. naval officer who became a national hero when he defeated a British squadron in the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812)
Oliver Hazard Perry
4
Birthdate: August 23, 1785
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 23, 1819
 7 
Gina Raimondo
(Politician)
Gina Raimondo
4
Birthdate: May 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
 8 
Sara Gideon
(Politician)
Sara Gideon
3
Birthdate: December 4, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 9 
Massasoit
(Native Leader)
Massasoit
3
Birthdate: 1581 AD
Died: 1661 AD
 10 
Frank Caprio
(Judge, Television presenter)
Frank Caprio
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Birthdate: November 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 11 
John Chafee
(United States senator)
John Chafee
3
Birthdate: October 22, 1922
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: October 24, 1999
 12 
Stephen Hopkins
2
Birthdate: March 7, 1707
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 13, 1785
 13 
Nelson W. Aldrich
(Politician)
Nelson W. Aldrich
2
Birthdate: November 6, 1841
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 16, 1915
 14 
Esek Hopkins
(Naval officer)
Esek Hopkins
2
Birthdate: April 26, 1718
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 26, 1802
 15 
William Ellery
(One of the Founding Fathers of the United States)
William Ellery
2
Birthdate: December 2, 1727
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 15, 1820
 16 
Jorge Elorza
(38th Mayor of Providence)
Jorge Elorza
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Birthdate: November 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 17 
Jack Reed
(Politician)
Jack Reed
1
Birthdate: November 12, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 18 
Abraham Whipple
(Revolutionary Commander)
Abraham Whipple
1
Birthdate: September 26, 1733
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: May 27, 1819

Abraham Whipple, an American Revolutionary War commander in the Continental Navy is counted among the brave hearts who fought for America’s freedom from British colonial rule. His achievements include attacking and burning the British customs schooner HMS Gaspee, and commanding privateer Game Cock that captured 23 French ships in six months. He was also a founding pioneer of Marietta, Ohio.

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Benjamin Franklin Tilley
(Military officer)
Benjamin Franklin Tilley
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Birthdate: March 29, 1848
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 18, 1907
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Thomas Wilson Dorr
(Politician)
Thomas Wilson Dorr
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Birthdate: November 5, 1805
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: December 27, 1854