Deputy Governor: The second highest executive officer in Rhode Island until 1798.
"In 1798 the new state's first code of laws changed the nomenclature of Rhode Island government in several areas. From that point onward the upper house became known as the senate, and the lower chamber as the House of Representatives. The title of the deputy governor became lieutenant governor." The Rhode Island State Constitution: A Reference Guide. Patrick T. Conley, Robert G. Flanders. Page 212. Please also see Lieutenant Governor.
1787: Rhode Island
Office Scope: State
Role Scope: State