Appointed by Secretary in Maryland:
1658-1661 Edmond Scott
1661-1665 James Thompson
1665-1667 John Turville
1667-1673 John Gittings (displaced)
1673-1684 John Darnall (died Dec. 14, 1684)
1684-1689 Cecilius Butler (forced out by Protestant Associators)

Appointed by act of Convention:
1689-1692 Henry Fernley (dismissed)

Appointed by Secretary in Maryland:
1692-1695 Henry Jowles (resigned)
1695 Thomas Briscoe (died Aug. 1695)
1695-1699 John Elzey (resigned)
1699-1704 Henry Fernley
1704-1718 Edward Boteler (died c. April 1718)
1718-1744 Richard Young (resigned)
1744-1749 Samuel Harrison (dismissed)
1749-1775 William Ireland (died April 1775)

Appointed by County Court Justices (Constitution of 1776, sec. 47):
1822-1829 William S. Morsell (died Nov. 1829)
1829-1844 William Hance (died 1844)
1844-1851 Augustus R. Sollers (W) (resigned)


Elected by Voters to 6-year terms (Constitution of 1851, Art. IV, sec. 14):
1851-1857 Nathaniel Duke
1857-1863 Daniel Kent
1863-1865 Dennis B. M. Dixon

Elected by Voters to 6-year terms (Constitution of 1864, Art. IV, sec. 29):

Elected by Voters to 6-year terms (Constitution of 1867, Art. IV, sec. 25):
1867-1873 Somervell Sollers
1873-1879 John H. Bassford (R)
1879-1885 Somervell Sollers
1885-1891 John Sedwick
1891-1897 Thomas B. Turner
1897-1916 George W. Dowell
1916-1926 Arthur A. Harkness (R)

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms (Constitution of 1867, Art. XVII, added by Chapter 227, Acts of 1922, ratified Nov. 7, 1922):
1926-1938 Arthur A. Harkness (R)
1938-1942 Alan W. Ross (R)
1942-1946 Arthur A. Harkness (R)
1946-1955 Alan W. Ross (R)
1955-1958 J. Lloyd Bowen

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms (Constitution of 1867, Art. IV, sec. 25, amended by Chapter 99, Acts of 1956, ratified Nov. 6, 1956):
1958-1977 J. Lloyd Bowen
1977 Charles C. Conaway
1977-1997 Audrey B. Evans (D)
1997 Betty J. Smack
1998- Kathy P. Smith (D)

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