MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND

JUDICIAL BRANCH

SHERIFFS


Elected by Voters to 3-year terms (Constitution of 1776, sec. 42):
1777-1780 Clement Beall
1780-1783 Simon Nicholls
1783-1786 John Haymond Nicholls
1786-1789 William Robertson
1789-1792 Benjamin White Jones
1792-1795 Solomon Holland
1795-1798 Benjamin Ray, Jr.
1798-1801 Benjamin White Jones
1801-1804 Solomon Holland
1804-1807 Benjamin Ray, Jr.
1807-1810 John Fleming (F)
1810-1813 William Candler
1813-1816 Robert W. Fleming
1816-1819 Arnold T. Windsor (F)
1819-1822 Brice Shelby (F)
1822-1825 William Clements (R)
1825-1828 Henry Harding
1828-1831 Thomas F. W. Vinson
1831-1834 William O'Neall
1834-1837 Richard R. Waters
1837-1840 William O. Chappell
1840-1842 Henry Lilly
1842-1843 Thomas F. W. Vinson
1843-1846 Daniel H. Candler
1846-1849 William O. Chappell
1849-1851 William Thompson

Elected by Voters to 2-year terms (Constitution of 1851, Art. IV, sec. 20):
1851-1853 Philip J. Connell
1853-1855 Matthew Fields
1855-1857 Silas Browning
1857-1859 John T. Benson
1859-1861 Samuel Gloyd (D)
1861-1862 John T. Baker
1862-1865 Perrie Leizear

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

Elected by Voters to 2-year terms (Constitution of 1867, Art. IV, sec. 44):
1867-1869 James H. Claggett
1869-1871 John T. Benson
1871-1873 Thomas S. Waters of S.
1873-1875 Edward H. Waters (D)
1875-1877 Hilleary O. Higgins
1877-1879 John Ambrose Clements (D)
1879-1881 John H. Kelchner
1881-1883
1883-1885 John H. Kelchner

1895-1897 John A. Collier
1897-1899 Horton G. Thompson
1899-1901 Arthur Williams
1901-1903 John W. Collier (D)
1903-1905 Arthur Williams
1905-1907 James P. Gott
1907-1909 George W. Mullican (D)
1909-1911 William Edward Viett (D)
1911-1913 Clifford L. Howard (D)
1913-1915 Benjamin Peyton Whalen
1915-1917 W. Frank Gaither (D)
1917-1919 William L. Aud
1919-1921 George R. Nicholson
1921-1923 Olvie A. Moxley
1923-1926 Clay Plummer (D)

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 Joseph B. Pyles
1930-1934 Richard H. Lansdale (D)
1934-1938 George Edington Bell
1938-1942 H. Leslie Carlin (D)
1942-1946 Robert W. Farmer (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 Frank I. Davis (D)
1950-1954 Charles S. Lawrenson (R)
1954-1962 Luke J. Bennett, Jr. (D)
1962-1978 Ralph W. Offutt (D)
1978-1986 James A. Young (D)
1986-2010 Raymond M. Kight (D)
2010- Darren M. Popkin (D)

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