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The Last Guy to Become Governor of RI after Being Lt. Governor [UPDATED]

Was this guy: That’s J. Joseph Garrahy, who became Governor after serving eight years as Lieutenant Governor. Of course, back then, that meant he had been President of the Rhode Island Senate for eight years, with two different governors serving over him (Licht and Noel). Garrahy became governor¬†over Cranston Mayor James Taft, the Republican (likely […]