DORCHESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND

JUDICIAL BRANCH

SHERIFFS


Appointed by Governor to 1-year terms:
1669 Raymond Staplefort
1669 Thomas Taylor

1674-1676 Daniel Clarke
1676-1678 Thomas Taylor
1678-1681 Stephen Gary
1681 Edward Pindar
1682 William Smithson
1683 Stephen Gary
1683-1684 John Pollard
1684 John Woolford
1684-1686 John Taylor
1686-1691 Edward Pindar
1691-1693 Thomas Cooke
1693-1696 Jacob Lookerman
1696-1698 Walter Campbell

1702-1706 Roger Woolford
1706-1708 Govert Lookerman
1709-1711 Roger Woolford

1717 Charles Ungle

1722 Charles Ungle

1726-1728 James Woolford
1728-1730 Jacob Lockerman
1731-1734 Henry Trippe
1734-1737 Peter Taylor
1737-1740 Jacob Hindman
1740-1742 Edward Trippe
1743-1746 Thomas Muir
1746 Adam Muir
1746-1749 Ennalls Hooper
1749-1752 Bartholomew Ennalls
1752-1755 Daniel Sulivane
1755-1758 Charles Dickenson
1758-1761 Hall Caile (died in office)
1761 Moses Allen (died in office)
1761-1764 Robert Goldsborough
1764-1767 John Dickinson
1767-1770 Robert Harrison
1770-1773 Daniel Sulivane, Jr.
1773-1776 Robertson Stevens

Elected by Voters to 3-year terms (Constitution of 1776, sec. 42):
1777 Joseph Ennalls
1777-1779 Robertson Stevens
1779-1781 James Woolford (resigned)
1781-1784
1785-1788 Thomas Lockerman
1788-1791 John Ecleston
1791-1794 Charles Hodson
1794-1797 John Tootell
1797-1800 Henry Lake
1800-1803 Ezekiel Richardson (F)
1803-1806 Thomas J. Patterson (F)
1806-1809 Thomas Ennalls (F)
1809 William Lake [Leake] (F)
1809-1811 Joseph Ennalls
1812 John Newton
1812-1815 Thomas J. Patterson (F)
1815-1817 Thomas Barnett (F)
1817-1818 Solomon Kirwan (F)
1818-1821 Thomas Breerwood (R)
1821-1824 Solomon Kirwan (F)
1824-1827 Thomas H. Hicks
1827-1830 Nathaniel Applegarth
1830-1833 Reuben Tall
1833-1836 John G. Bell
1836-1839 James A. Waddell
1839-1842 John H. Hodson
1842-1845 William B. Daile [Dale]
1845-1848 Kendall M. Jacobs
1848-1851 John Richardson

Elected by Voters to 2-year terms (Constitution of 1851, Art. IV, sec. 20):
1851-1853 James E. Douglass
1853-1855 John E. Applegarth
1855-1857 Robert Bell
1857-1859 William T. Vickers
1859-1861 Josiah Kerr (A)
1861-1863 Alexander Woolford
1863-1865 John T. Moore

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

Elected by Voters to 2-year terms (Constitution of 1867, Art. IV, sec. 44):
1867-1869 James A. Bramble
1869-1871 William R. Shenton
1871-1873 Edwin Dashiell
1873-1875 William Hurlock (D)
1875-1877 Levin T. Dunnock, Jr.
1877-1879 Pollard S. Collins
1879-1881 George G. James (I)
1881-1883 John W. Fletcher (D)
1883-1885 Thomas A. Melvin
1885-1887 Luther P. Martin
1887-1889 Edward T. Mace
1889-1891 Theophilus T. Wheatley
1891-1893 Thomas B. Cator
1893-1895 Joseph O. Wright
1895-1897 Edward S. Phillips
1897-1899 Samuel E. LeCompte
1899-1901 W. Lake Robinson
1901-1903 John W. Mills (D)
1903-1905 William J. Watkins
1905-1907 Milford Phillips
1907-1909 Henry W. Ruark (R)
1909-1911 Alfred M. Brinsfield (D)
1911-1913 George W. Bradshaw (D)
1913-1915 George F. Sherman
1915-1917 George W. Bradshaw (D)
1917-1919 George F. Sherman
1919-1921 Levin H. Mowbray
1921-1923 Ira Y. Wheatley (D)
1923-1926 Levin H. Mowbray

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 Ira Y. Wheatley (D)
1930-1934 George W. Bradshaw (D)
1934-1938 Roy S. Melvin
1938-1942 Rufus W. Dean (D)
1942-1946 James R. Thomas (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):
1946-1954 Waldo H. Robinson (R)
1954-1958 David F. Bradshaw (D)
1958-1966 C. Calvert Creighton (D)
1966-1978 James Ira Johnson, Sr. (D)
1978-2002 Philip H. McKelvey (D)
2002- James W. Phillips, Jr. (D)

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