PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND

JUDICIAL BRANCH

SHERIFFS


Appointed by Governor to 1-year terms:
1696 Thomas Hillary
1696-1699 Thomas Greenfield
1699-1702 William Barton
1702-1705 Josiah Wilson
1705-1708 Thomas Addison
1708-1711 Josiah Wilson
1712-1713 Henry Boteler
1713-1716 Thomas Clagett
1717-1719 James Haddock
1719-1723 Thomas Clagett
1723-1725 Philip Lee
1725-1727 Robert Tyler
1728-1731 Richard Lee
1731-1734 Thomas Brooke
1734-1737 Richard Lee
1737-1740 William Murdock
1740-1743 John Hepburn
1743-1746 John Cooke
1746 Joseph Belt, Jr.
1747 William Mauduit
1747-1750 Osborn Sprigg (died Jan. 8, 1750)
1750-1752 John Cooke
1753-1755 Turner Wooten
1756 Edward Crabb
1756-1757 Colemore Beans
1757-1758 Thomas Contee
1759-1761 Joshua Beall
1761-1762 John Rowe
1763-1765 George Scott
1766-1768 William Turner Wooten
1769-1771 John Addison
1772-1775 Ralph Forester
1775-1777 Frank Leeke

Elected by Voters to 3-year terms (Constitution of 1776, sec. 42):
1777-1779 Thomas Duckett
1780-1782 Thomas Williams
1783-1785 John Beall
1786-1789 Nicholas Blacklock
1789-1792 Edward Lloyd Wailes
1793 William Dent Beall
1793-1795 William John Jackson
1796-1797 Joseph Boone
1798-1800 Notley Maddox
1800-1803 Thomas Macgill
1803-1806 Alexius Boone
1806-1809 Notley Maddox
1809-1812 John Darnell
1812-1814 George Semmes (F)
1815-1817 Basil Bowling (F)
1818 Joseph Isaac
1818-1821 George H. Lanham (F)
1821-1824 Thomas Osbourn (R)
1824-1826 George Semmes (F)
1826 Joseph Isaac
1827 George Semmes (F)
1828-1830 Edward W. Belt
1831-1833 Thomas Bruce
1834-1836 Thomas Baldwin
1837-1839 Samuel Fowler
1839-1841 Thomas H. Edelen
1841-1843 John R. Baden
1843-1845 Eli S. Baldwin
1846-1848 John R. Baden
1849-1851 John T. Chew

Elected by Voters to 2-year terms (Constitution of 1851, Art. IV, sec. 20):
1852-1853 Charles S. Middleton
1853-1855 Thomas H. Osbourn of Charles (W)
1855-1857 Daniel R. Dyer
1858-1859 John W. Webster
1859-1861 Daniel R. Dyer
1861-1863 Peter G. Grimes
1863-1865 J. F. Richardson

Elected by Voters to 2-year terms (Constitution of 1864, Art. IV, sec. 49):
1865-1867 John E. Turton

Elected by Voters to 2-year terms (Constitution of 1867, Art. IV, sec. 44):
1867-1869
1869-1871
1871-1873 Nathan Masters
1873-1875 Harrison Wallis (R)
1875-1877
1877-1879 James N. W. Wilson
1879-1881 James H. Ritchie
1881-1883 John H. Ritchie
1883-1885 Pinkney A. Scaggs
1885-1887
1887-1889
1889-1891 Richard W. Beall
1891-1893
1893-1895
1895-1897 Thomas M. Underwood (R)
1897-1899 Benjamin F. Roby
1899-1901 Edward T. Shea
1901-1903 Benjamin N. Hardisty (R)
1903-1905 Theodore B. Middleton
1905-1907 James A. Sweeney (R)
1907-1909 Frank P. Hurd (D)
1909-1911 Samuel E. Sweeney (D)
1911-1913 Arthur B. Suit (D)
1913-1915 George W. Hardy
1915-1917 Robert F. Gates
1917-1919 W. Wesley Beall
1919-1921 Eli S. Harrison
1921-1923 James A. Sweeney (R)
1923-1926 John J. Fink

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 Charles S. Early
1930-1934 W. Curtis Hopkins
1934-1938 J. Guy Bell (D)
1938-1942 William E. Clifton (D)
1942-1946 R. Earle Sheriff (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 T. Ward Martin
1950-1954 Carleton G. Beall
1954-1962 J. Lee Ball (R)
1962-1966 William J. Jamieson
1966-1970 William J. Kersey
1970-1978 Don Edward Ansell (D)
1978-1998 James V. Aluisi (D)
1998-2002 Alonzo D. Black II (D)
2002-2010 Michael A. Jackson (D)
2010- Melvin C. High (D)

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