- Lincoln Almond
name= Lincoln Carter Almond
office= Governor of Rhode Island
January 7, 1995
January 7, 2003
Robert A. Weygand
(1993 - 1997)
Bernard A. Jackvony
(1997 - 1999)
Charles J. Fogarty
(1999 - 2007)
birth_date= birth date and age|1936|06|16
spouse= Marilyn A. Johnson
Lincoln Carter Almond (born
June 16 1936) is an American politician and member of the Republican Party. A protege of the late Senator John Chafee, Almond previously served as United States Attorney for the District of Rhode Island and as Governor of Rhode Islandfrom 1995 to 2003.
He attained notoriety Fact|date=February 2007 due to his refusal to declare a
state of emergencywhen the town of Pascoag's water was contaminated with MTBEin the fall of 2001.
Almond was the first governor to serve a four-year term under changes to the
Rhode Island Constitution. Previous statewide terms of office were two years.
He is a graduate of Central Falls High School. He also holds bachelor of science from
University of Rhode Islandin 1959 and earned a law degree from Boston Universityin 1961. Before being elected governor, Almond served as the U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island under Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Bush, serving from 1969 - 1978, and later from 1981 to 1993. He ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 1968, and was the unsuccessful Republican nominee for governor in 1978.
In what was considered an upset, Almond marked his political comeback by defeating the heavily favored Republican candidate, U.S. Rep. Ron Machtley, in the 1994 Republican Primary for governor. He went on to defeat Democrat State Sen.
Myrth York, who had scored her own upset by defeating incumbent Gov. Bruce Sundlunin the Democratic primary.
*1998 Race for Governor
**Lincoln Almond (R) (inc.), 51%
Myrth York(D), 42%
**Robert Healey (I), 6%
*1994 Race for Governor
**Lincoln Almond (R), 47%
Myrth York(D), 44%
**Robert Healey (I), 9%
*1994 Race for Governor - Republican Primary
**Lincoln Almond (R), 58%
**Ron Machtley (R), 42%
* [http://www.uri.edu/library/special_collections/almond/bio/ University of Rhode Island Biography]
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