Rhode Island
The Ocean State


State of Rhode Island

State Birthday
May 29, 1790

Instead of going through the process of naming a specific tartan, the Rhode Island General Assembly handed the responsibility of selection off to the St. Andrews Society of Rhode Island, Inc. In addition to making the selection, the St. Andrews Society was tasked with authenticating and registering the tartan. When Senate Bill No. 2909 was signed by Governor Lincoln C. Almond on July 20, 2000, a specific tartan was not made official, rather, the St. Andrews Society of RI was authorized to choose an official tartan for the state. The St. Andrews Society of RI handed design of a tartan to the House of Edgar, where Claire Donaldson created what is today known as "The State of Rhode Island Tartan."