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  Notte, Jr., John A.
NameJohn A. Notte, Jr.
Providence, Rhode Island , United States
Born May 03, 1909
DiedMarch 07, 1983 (73 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedRBH
Dec 20, 2015 09:29pm
InfoJOHN A. NOTTE JR. was born in Providence, Rhode Island. He graduated from Providence College in 1931, attended Cornell University from 1931 to 1932, and graduated from Boston University Law School in 1935. He went on to practice law and served as town solicitor in North Providence in 1937. He was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II, following which he was elected Chairman of the Rhode Island Veterans' Bonus Board. He served on the staff of U.S. Senator Theodore Francis Green from 1948 to 1956 and at the same time was Chairman of the North Providence Democratic town committee. Notte resigned from Senator Green's staff after winning election as Secretary of State, a position that he held until he was elected Lieutenant Governor in 1958. It was while serving as Lieutenant Governor that he ran for, and won, the post of chief state executive. During his single term as governor, a family court was established and Rhode Island held its first one-day, one-place Democratic and Republican primaries. In his 1962 bid for reelection, Notte was the first Democrat ever to run for governor without the backing of labor, which was unhappy with Notte's withdrawal of support for a state income tax and his decision to legalize night horse racing. The loss of labor backing was considered a significant factor in Notte's defeat for reelection to a second term as governor, after which he returned to the practice of law. He sought the Democratic nomination in 1967 to fill a vacancy in the U.S. House of Representatives but lost the primary.



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  02/21/1967 RI District 2 - Special D Primary Lost 47.24% (-5.53%)
  11/06/1962 RI Governor Lost 49.94% (-0.12%)
  09/11/1962 RI Governor - D Primary Won 53.14% (+8.15%)
  11/08/1960 RI Governor Won 56.64% (+13.27%)
  09/28/1960 RI Governor - D Primary Won 56.27% (+12.54%)
  11/04/1958 RI Lt. Governor Won 56.29% (+12.57%)
  11/06/1956 RI Secretary of State Won 51.22% (+2.43%)