WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island lawmaker thinks the T.F. Green Airport should change its name.

House Majority Leader Joseph Shekarchi tells WPRI-TV he is introducing a bill to change the name of the Warwick airport. The Democrat says he'd like the name to reflect the airport's international status.

The airport was originally called Hillsgrove State Airport. Officials later named it after Gov. Theodore Francis Green. Green was governor from 1933 to 1937 before he served as a U.S. senator.

Shekarchi says Green's contributions to the state will still be memorialized if the name change moves forward.

An airport spokesperson says officials have discussed a name change.


Information from: WPRI-TV, http://www.wpri.com