Robert Tiernan

American politician

Robert Owens Tiernan (February 24, 1929 – October 15, 2014) is an American lawyer and politician. He was from Rhode Island. He served in the Rhode Island State Senate. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives. Tiernan was born in Providence, Rhode Island.

Robert Tiernan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Rhode Island's 2nd district
In office
March 28, 1967 – January 3, 1975
Preceded byJohn E. Fogarty
Succeeded byEdward Beard
Member of the Rhode Island State Senate
In office
Personal details
Born(1929-02-24)February 24, 1929
Providence, Rhode Island
DiedOctober 15, 2014(2014-10-15) (aged 85)
South Kingstown, Rhode Island
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Dorothy A. Tiernan
ChildrenMichael M. Tiernan
Robert O. Tiernan Jr.
Christopher P. Tiernan

Tiernan died in South Kingstown, Rhode Island on October 15, 2014, aged 85.[1]


  1. G. Wayne Miller (18 October 2014). "Passages: Robert O. Tiernan, 85; was R.I. lawyer, state senator, congressman". Providence Journal. Retrieved 19 October 2014.