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  Roberts, Dennis J.
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AffiliationDemocratic   
NameDennis J. Roberts
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Providence, Rhode Island , United States
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Born April 08, 1903
DiedJune 30, 1994 (91 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
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Aug 29, 2015 02:31am
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InfoDENNIS JOSEPH ROBERTS was born in Providence, Rhode Island. He was a graduate of Fordham University in 1927 and Boston University Law School in 1930, following which he practiced law in Providence. He served as a state Senator from 1935 to 1939 and was State Democratic Chairman in 1938. He won election as Mayor of Providence in 1940 and held office until 1951, taking a leave of absence to serve as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Roberts won four terms as governor before being defeated by Christopher Del Sesto. While governor, he established a Department of Administration as a housekeeping agency for finance and other problems, as well as a Development Council to promote economic development in Rhode Island. He also reorganized the Department of Social Welfare to improve its administration. In 1960 he sought the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat but was defeated. He went on to chair the Rhode Island Constitutional Convention, where he proved controversial for recommending a unicameral state legislature.

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  09/28/1960 RI US Senate - D Primary Lost 33.12% (-28.21%)
  11/04/1958 RI Governor Lost 49.10% (-1.80%)
  09/17/1958 RI Governor - D Primary Won 56.12% (+12.24%)
  11/06/1956 RI Governor Won 50.09% (+0.19%)
  11/02/1954 RI Governor Won 57.69% (+15.96%)
  11/04/1952 RI Governor Won 52.62% (+5.24%)
  09/24/1952 RI Governor - D Primary Won 91.06% (+82.13%)
  11/07/1950 RI Governor Won 59.34% (+18.68%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  11/07/1978 RI Attorney General Lost 0.00% (-47.52%)
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