HARFORD COUNTY, MARYLAND

JUDICIAL BRANCH

SHERIFFS


Appointed by Governor:
1774-1777 Thomas Miller

Elected by Voters to 3-year terms (Constitution of 1776, sec. 42):
1777-1779 John Taylor
1780-1785 James Horner
1785-1788 Robert Amos
1788-1791 William Osborn
1791-1794 Benjamin Preston
1794-1796 Thomas Gibson
1796-1800 Robert Amos, Jr.
1800-1803 John Churchman Bond
1803-1806 John Guyton (R)
1806-1809 Benjamin G. Jones
1809-1812 John Kean
1812-1815 Benjamin Guyton
1815-1818 Jason Moore (R)
1818-1821 Joshua Guyton (R)
1821-1824 Samuel Bradford (R)
1825-1826 Henry H. Johns (R)
1826 Samuel Bradford
1827 John Carsins
1828-1831 John Kean
1831-1834 Joshua Guyton
1834-1836 Preston McComas

1838-1839 John Carsons
1839-1840 John W. Walker
1840-1842 James Kean
1842-1845 Henry S. Richardson
1845-1848 William G. Burke
1848-1851 Robert McGaw

Elected by Voters to 2-year terms (Constitution of 1851, Art. IV, sec. 20):
1851-1853 Robert H. Bussey
1853-1855 John S. Dallam
1855-1857 James A. Glover
1857-1859 Michael Whiteford
1859-1861 Joseph E. Bateman (D)
1861-1863 Charles D. Boulden

Elected by Voters to 2-year terms (Constitution of 1864, Art. IV, sec. 49):
1863-1865 Isaac Amos
1865-1867 William Carsins

Elected by Voters to 2-year terms (Constitution of 1867, Art. IV, sec. 44):
1867-1869 William Young
1869-1871 Robert E. Morgan
1871-1873 W. Smithson
1873-1875 William B. Jarrett (D)
1875-1877 G. William Hanway
1877-1879 Henry C. Johnson
1879-1881 Wakeman F. Morgan
1881-1883
1883-1885 George F. Walker
1885-1887 Robert R. Carman (died Jan. 12, 1887)
1887 Thomas B. Jarret
1887-1889 W. Oliver Hughes
1889-1891 Charles A. McGaw
1891-1893 James S. Calder
1893-1895 W. Oliver Hughes
1895-1897 Ambrose Cooley
1897-1899 William J. Forsythe (D)
1899-1901 Andrew Kinhart
1901-1903 Frederick W. Reasin (D)
1903-1905 Stevenson A. Whiteford
1905-1907 Franklin W. Reasin
1907-1909 Joseph E. Spencer (D)
1909-1911 William J. Forsythe (D)
1911-1913 William L. Clark (D)
1913-1916 Robert O. Mitchell
1916-1918 Robert S. Atkin
1918-1920 R. Coleman Sheridan
1921-1922 Robert S. Atkin
1922-1924 R. Coleman Sheridan
1924-1926 I. Whitaker Thompson

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 Dewey W. Bowman (D)
1930-1934 Reese M. Bowman (D) (died March 18, 1834)
1934-1938 Granville C. Boyle (D)
1938-1942 Charles T. Stevens (D)
1942-1946 Walter E. Bennington (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):
1946-1963 Raymond A. Fulker (D) (died March 22, 1963)
1963 Paul Stearns
1963-1981 William J. Kunkel
1981-1986 Theodore S. Moyer (D)
1986-1990 Dominick J. Mele (D)
1990-1994 Robert E. Comes (D)
1994-2003 Joseph P. Meadows (R) (resigned June 1, 2003)
2003-2006 R. Thomas Golding (R)
2006-2014 L. Jesse Bane (D)
2014- Jeffrey R. Gahler (R)

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