PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND

CIRCUIT COURT

CLERKS


COUNTY COURT CLERKS

Appointed by Governor & Council:
1696 William Cooper (died Aug. 1696)

Appointed by Secretary in Maryland:
1696-1698 Joshua Cecil
1698-1699 Edward Willett
1699-1700 Henry Bonner (resigned March 1700)
1700-1702 Edward Willett
1702 Henry Bonner
1702-1709 Thomas Dent
1709-1711 Edward Willett
1711 Richard Dallam
1712-1713 Robert Dalton
1713-1719 Robert Hall (died Dec. 1719)
1720 Daniel Dulany
1720-1740 Alexander Contee (died Dec. 24, 1740)
1741-1749 Thomas Lee (died July 1749)
1749-1767 Joseph Sim (resigned)
1767-1777 Thomas Sim Lee

Appointed by County Court Justices (Constitution of 1776, sec. 47):
1777-1779 John Read Magruder
1779-1780 Alexander Contee
1780-1793 John Read Magruder (resigned)
1793-1818 John Read Magruder, Jr.
1818-1819 Edward Harwood (resigned April 17, 1819)
1819-1826 Aquila Beall
1826 Edward Harwood
1827-1840 Aquila Beall

Appointed by Governor to 7-year term (Chapter 224, Acts of 1836, confirmed by Chapter 160, Acts of 1837):
1840-1851 John B. Brooke (D)

CIRCUIT COURT CLERKS

Elected by Voters to 6-year terms (Constitution of 1851, Art. IV, sec. 14):
1851-1854 Owen Norfolk (died Nov. 1854)
1854-1855 Edward W. Belt
1855-1861 Charles S. Middleton
1861-1863 George W. Wilson (pro tem)
1863-1865 Frederick Sasscer

Elected by Voters to 6-year terms (Constitution of 1864, Art. IV, sec. 29):
1865-1867 Charles H. Haines

Elected by Voters to 6-year terms (Constitution of 1867, Art. IV, sec. 25):
1867-1879 Henry Brooke (D)
1879-1885 William A. Jarboe
1885-1896 John W. Belt (died Dec. 1896)
1896-1903 James B. Belt (R)
1903-1909 Benjamin D. Stephen
1909-1915 Richard N. Ryon (R)
1915-1926 Summerfield D. Hall

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms (Constitution of 1867, Art. XVII, added by Chapter 227, Acts of 1922, ratified Nov. 7, 1922):
1926-1934 Summerfield D. Hall
1934-1946 Brice Bowie (D)
1946-1958 W. Waverly Webb

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 W. Waverly Webb
1974-1978 Charles E. Callow
1978-1990 Norman L. Pritchett
1990-2001 Vivian Jenkins (D)
2001 Cheryl L. Horty, Acting Clerk
2001-2006
Rosalyn E. Pugh (D)
2006-2010 Peggy A. Magee (D)
2010-2014 Marilynn M. Bland (D)
2014- Sydney J. Harrison (D)

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