Bachelor in Classics, Brown University, 1975. Postgraduate, Montana State University.
Farrier various harness racktracks. Planner General Dynamics, Quonset Point, Rhode Island, 1983. Executive director Northeast Corridor Initiative.
Delegate Rhode Island Constnl. Convention, 1985; member Warwick City Council, 1986—1993. Mayor City of Warwick, 1993—1999.
United States Senator from Rhode Island, 1999—2007. Distinguished visiting fellow Thomas J. Watson Junior Institute International Studies, Brown University, Providence, since 2007. Governor State of Rhode Island, since 2011.
Married Stephanie Danforth. Children: Louisa, Caleb, Thea.