CECIL COUNTY, MARYLAND

JUDICIAL BRANCH

SHERIFFS


Appointed by Governor to 1-year terms:
1674 Nathaniel Stiles
1675
1676 Charles James (dismissed)
1676-1681 Jonathan Sybray
1681-1683 Edward Inglish
1684 William Dare
1684-1688 William Pearce
1689-1691 William Pearce

1694-1696 John Carvile

1698 William Pearce
1699-1702 John Carvile
1702-1704 John Hynson

1709-1712 John Ward

1715-1717 Roger Larramore
1718
1719 James Van Bibber
1720 John Baldwin
1721 William Dare
1722 William Howell

1727-1730 John Baldwin

1748-1751 Michael Earle

1762-1763 William Baxter

1775 William Savin

Elected by Voters to 3-year terms (Constitution of 1776, sec. 42):
1779-1782 Patrick Hamilton
1782-1785 Richard Bond
1785-1787 Archibald Job
1787 William Pearce
1788-1791 James Orrick
1791-1794 Samuel Maffet
1794-1797 Peregrine Briscoe
1797-1800 Abner White
1800-1803 James Haslet
1803-1806 Samuel Condon (R)
1806-1809 Joseph Baxter (R)
1809-1812 John Creswell (F)
1812-1815 George Lightner (F)
1815-1818 Robert C. Lusby (F)
1818-1821 William Moffett (R)
1821-1824 Francis Gillespie (F)
1824-1827 Richard C. Lusby (J)
1827-1830
1830-1833
1833-1836
1836-1839 Noble Pennington
1839-1842 Edward L. Foard [Ford] (W)
1842-1845
1845-1848
1848-1851 William Hance

Elected by Voters to 2-year terms (Constitution of 1851, Art. IV, sec. 20):
1851-1853 John Janney
1853-1855 Robert M. Walmsley (D)
1855-1857 John J. R. Poole
1857-1859 Barclay Reynolds (W) (R)
1859-1861 James E. Oldham (D)
1861-1863 Eli Cosgrove
1863-1865 James B. Price (D)

Elected by Voters to 2-year terms (Constitution of 1864, Art. IV, sec. 49):
1865-1867

Elected by Voters to 2-year terms (Constitution of 1867, Art. IV, sec. 44):
1867-1869
1869-1871
1871-1873 E. W. Janney
1873-1875 William W. Scott
1875-1877 Benoni Cooling (R)
1877-1879 William T. Boulden
1879-1881 George H. Logan
1881-1883 Morris Dunbar
1883-1885 William J. Smith
1885-1887 Robert Mackey (D)
1887-1889
1889-1891
1891-1893
1893-1895
1895-1897 Harvey H. Mackey
1897-1899 J. Ross Conley
1899-1901 F. Ambrose Price
1901-1903 William T. McAllister (D)
1903-1905 George C. Biddle
1905-1907 Cecil Kirk
1907-1909 Henry G. Hager (D)
1909-1911 J. Wesley McAllister (D)
1911-1912 J. Myron Miller (R) (died March 30, 1912)
1913-1915 John A. Morgan
1915-1917 Richard K. Barnes
1917-1919 J. Wesley McAllister (D)
1919-1921 Lewis A. Seth
1921-1923 Kirk E. Gifford
1923-1926 Jesse E. Pierson

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 George Clinton Logan
1930-1934 Albert G. Buckworth
1934-1938 Eugene Racine
1938-1942 Ralph W. Robinson (D)
1942-1946 David J. Randolph (D)

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms (Constitution of 1867, Art. IV, sec. 44, amended by Chapter 786, Acts of 1945, ratified Nov. 5, 1946):
1946-1950 Elwood L. Boyd
1950-1958 Nathan Kaplan
1958-1966 Edgar U. Startt
1966-1970 Thomas H. Mogle, Jr.
1970-1974 Samuel F. DuPont
1974-1990 John F. (Jack) Dewitt
1990-1994 Rodney E. Kennedy (D)
1994-1998 William J. Killough (R)
1998-2002 Rodney E. Kennedy (D)
2002-2014 Barry A. Janney, Sr. (R)
2014- Scott Adams (R)

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