Appointed by Secretary in Maryland:
1674-1676 Edward Williams
1676-1681 Swithen Wells (dismissed)
1681-1686 John Thompson, Sr.
1686-1687 George Oldfield
1687 Philemon Morrey
1687-1689 Daniel Pearce (forced out by Protestant Associators)

Appointed by act of Convention:
1689-1692 John Thompson, Sr.

Appointed by Secretary in Maryland:
1692-1694 John Thompson, Sr.
1694-1698 Charles Bass (dismissed)
1698-1702 Daniel Pearce (resigned)
1702-1718 John Dowdall (resigned)
1718-1733 Stephen Knight (resigned)
1733-1746 William Knight (resigned)
1746-1749 Francis Lee (died Sept. 1749)
1749-1756 Matthias Bordley (died Sept. 15, 1756)
1756-1770 Francis Key (died Nov. 1770)
1770-1776 Benjamin Young, Jr.
1776-1777 Baruch Williams

Appointed by County Court Justices (Constitution of 1776, sec. 47):
1777-1787 Baruch Williams

1792-1805 John Baxter
1805-1842 James Sewall (died 1842)
1842-1849 George McCullough
1849-1851 Richard Carmichael Hollyday


Elected by Voters to 6-year terms (Constitution of 1851, Art. IV, sec. 14):
1851-1857 Henry H. Mitchell (D)
1857-1865 William H. Ricketts

Elected by Voters to 6-year terms (Constitution of 1864, Art. IV, sec. 29):
1865-1867 Charles H. Haines

Elected by Voters to 6-year terms (Constitution of 1867, Art. IV, sec. 25):
1867-1873 David Scott of James
1873-1879 Arthur W. Mitchell (D)
1879-1891 James A. Davis (R)
1891-1897 William D. Howard
1897-1903 John G. Williams
1903-1909 Manly Drennen
1909-1915 Cecil Kirk
1915-1921 Charles S. Peacock
1921-1926 H. Winfield Lewis

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms (Constitution of 1867, Art. XVII, added by Chapter 227, Acts of 1922, ratified Nov. 7, 1922):
1926-1930 R. Ralph Andrews
1930-1934 Warren M. Albrittain
1934-1938 Walter E. Buck
1938-1942 Ralph R. Crothers (R)
1942-1946 Walter E. Buck (D)
1946-1954 Ralph R. Crothers (R)
1954-1958 W. Andrew Seth

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):
1958-1978 W. Andrew Seth
1978-1994 Nelson D. Stubbs (D)
1994-2010 William L. Brueckman (D)
2010-2015 Derrick W. Lowe (R)
2015- Charlene M. Notarcola

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