CHARLES COUNTY, MARYLAND

JUDICIAL BRANCH

SHERIFFS


Appointed by Governor to 1-year terms:
1658-1661 Nicholas Gwyther

1664-1665 Zachary Wade
1665-1666 Henry Adams
1666-1667 Thomas Mathews
1667-1672 Benjamin Rozer
1672-1674 John Allen
1674-1677 Benjamin Rozer
1677-1681 William Chandler
1681-1682 Robert Doyne
1682-1685 William Chandler
1685-1689 Robert Doyne
1689-1691 Gilbert Clarke
1692-1694 William Dent
1694-1696 John Stone
1696-1698 John Bayne
1699-1701 Gerard Fowke
1701-1702 William Hatton
1702-1703 Garrett Fowk
1703 Thomas Smoots
1704
1705-1708 Walter Storey
1709
1710 Joseph Manning
1711-1714 Thomas Dent
1715 Robert Hanson
1716
1717-1720 Samuel Hanson, Sr.

1735-1738 George Dent
1738-1741 Walter Hanson
1741 Richard Tarvin
1742 George Tarvin
1742-1743 Richard Tarvin
1744-1747 Samuel Hanson, Jr.
1748
1749-1750 Samuel Hanson, Jr.
1750-1753 John Hanson, Jr.
1753-1756 George Dent

1762-1765 Daniel Jenifer

1768-1770 Richard Lee, Jr.
1771-1774 George Lee

Elected by Voters to 3-year terms (Constitution of 1776, sec. 42):
1777-1779
1779-1782 Benjamin Cawood
1782-1785 Charles Mankin
1785-1788 Francis Ware
1788-1791 Thomas Andrew Dyson
1791-1794 James Simms
1794-1797 Joseph Green
1797-1800 Thomas Andrew Dyson
1800-1803 Thomas Price (F)
1803-1806 Joseph Green (F)
1806-1809 Thomas A. Davis
1809-1812 Alexander Johnson
1812-1815 Townley Robey (F)
1815-1818 Thomas A. Davis (F)
1818-1821 George H. Spaulding
1821-1822 William Bruce
1822-1824 Alexander Matthews
1824-1827 Hugh Cox
1827-1830 Jafie C. Cook
1830-1833 Thomas Perry
1833-1836 John B. Lawson
1836-1839 Charles W. Semmes
1839-1842 Edward R. Wheeler (died in office)
1842-1844 John B. Lawson (died in office)
1844-1845 John T. Rowe
1845-1848 Joseph H. Stewart
1848-1851 John K. Roberson

Elected by Voters to 2-year terms (Constitution of 1851, Art. IV, sec. 20):
1851-1853 Arthur D. Smoot
1853-1855 Joseph R. Huntt
1855-1856 Nathaniel Halley (died in office)
1856-1859 George W. Smith
1859-1861 Peter Wheeler (D)
1861-1863 George A. Huntt
1863-1865 Thomas J. Stewart

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

Elected by Voters to 2-year terms (Constitution of 1867, Art. IV, sec. 44):
1867-1869 William M. Morris
1869-1871 John R. Murray
1871-1873 L. A. Martin
1873-1875 William L. Cooke
1875-1877 Wiliam H. Wade
1877-1879 George I. Chappelear
1879-1881 George A. Wade (R)
1881-1883 Leigh M. Southerland
1883-1885 Daniel Smoot
1885-1887 W. Simpson
1887-1889
1889-1891 James H. Adams
1891-1893 Francis R. Wheatley
1893-1895 John W. Albrittain (R)
1895-1897 George A. Wade (R)
1897-1899 John W. Clements
1899-1901 Thomas F. Nicholson, Jr.
1901-1903 Joseph H. Howard (R)
1903-1905 Robert L. Tippet
1905-1907 George S. Trotter
1907-1909 John W. Albrittain (R)
1909-1911 Alexander Haislip (D) (died in office)
1911 Philimon A. Haislip
1911-1913 Benjamin B. Compton (R)
1913-1915 Rudolph Burroughs
1915-1917 Lemual Albrittain
1917-1918 Leo K. Farrall
1918-1919 Carlton Hicks
1919-1921 George P. Goode
1921-1923 John N. Simms
1923-1926 Joseph Hubert Howard

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 Robert L. Cooksey (R)
1930-1934 Robert Vernon Cooksey (R)
1934-1938 Russell T. Howard (R)
1938-1942 Robert Vernon Cooksey (R)
1942-1946 Bruce Shymansky (R)

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 Elmer M. Quade
1950-1954 Robert Vernon Cooksey (R)
1954-1958 Avery C. Monroe
1958-1978 Francis C. (Buddy) Garner
1978-1986 David D. Fuller
1986-1994 James F. Gartland II (R)
1994-2006 Frederick E. Davis (R)
2006-2014 Rex W. Coffey (D)
2014- Troy D. Berry (D)

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