FREDERICK COUNTY, MARYLAND

CIRCUIT COURT


COUNTY COURT CLERKS

Appointed by Secretary in Maryland:
1748-1768 John Darnall (died Jan. 29, 1768)
1768-1772 Thomas Sprigg (resigned)
1773-1776 Benjamin Tasker Dulany
1776-1777 Richard Potts

Appointed by County Court Justices (Constitution of 1776, sec. 47):
1777-1778 Richard Potts
1778-1779 Richard Butler
1779-1815 William Ritchie
1815 Tobias Butler
1815-1835 John Schley
1835-1845 Henry Schley

Appointed by Governor to 7-year term (Chapter 224, Acts of 1836, confirmed by Chapter 160, Acts of 1837):
1845-1851 William Bradley Tyler (W)

CIRCUIT COURT CLERKS

Elected by Voters to 6-year terms (Constitution of 1851, Art. IV, sec. 14):
1851-1857 Edward Shriver
1857-1863 Benjamin G. Fitzhugh
1863-1865

Elected by Voters to 6-year terms (Constitution of 1864, Art. IV, sec. 29):
1865-1867 Daniel S. Biser (D)

Elected by Voters to 6-year terms (Constitution of 1867, Art. IV, sec. 25):
1867-1873 Charles Mantz
1873-1879 Thomas Gorsuch (R)
1879-1885 Adolphus Fearhake, Jr.
1885-1891 W. Irving Parsons
1891-1897 John L. Jordan (R)
1897-1903 Douglas H. Hargett
1903-1909 Samuel T. Haffner
1909-1915 Harry W. Bowers (R)
1915-1926 Eli G. Haugh (R)

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms (Constitution of 1867, Art. XVII, added by Chapter 227, Acts of 1922, ratified Nov. 7, 1922):
1926-1936 Eli G. Haugh (R)
1936-1958 Ellis C. Wachter (R)

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):
1958-1974 Ellis C. Wachter (R)
1974-1998 Charles C. Keller (R)
1998-
Sandra K. Dalton (R)

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