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Mr. Henry A.L. Brown Constitutional Convention papers

Historical note

The 1986 Constitutional Convention was an unlimited Convention that began in January, 1986. The Convention met at the State House and at the Garrahy Judicial Complex in Providence. Kevin A. McKenna was President of the Convention, Albert Rainville, Vice-President, and James R. Langevin was Secretary. One hundred delegates, representing each R.I. district, took part. Of the 322 resolutions introduced, 24 were condensed to 14 and subsequently placed on the ballot for the November election. Six resolutions were rejected( 2,3,4,5,13 and 14), and eight were approved (1,6,7,8,9,10,11 and 12). The final ratification of the Convention took place on December 4 1986.