WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND

JUDICIAL BRANCH

SHERIFFS


Appointed by Governor to 1-year terms:
1742-1745 James Martin
1745-1746 Benton Harris

1750 John Scarborough
1751
1752-1755 Ephraim Waggaman
1755-1758 John Dennis, Jr.
1758-1761 Benjamin Handy

1770-1773 Parker Selby
1773-1775 John Done

Elected by Voters to 3-year terms (Constitution of 1776, sec. 42):
1777 Philip Quinton (resigned)
1777-1779 William Selby, Jr.
1779-1782 John Selby, Jr.
1782-1785
1785-1788 Joshua Townsend
1788-1791 Zadock Sturgis
1791-1794 George Purnell
1794-1797 John Curtis Handy
1797-1800 Zadock Sturgis
1800-1803 Levin Pollett
1803-1806 Robert Nairn (F)
1806-1809 Joshua Duer (R)
1809-1812 Levin Derrickson (R)
1812-1815 George Hayward (F)
1815-1818 George Parsons (F)
1818-1821 Jonathan Fooks (F)
1821-1824 Cord Hazzard (R)
1824-1827 James Powell (F)
1827-1830
1830-1833
1833-1836
1836-1839
1839-1842
1842-1845 Matthew Lindsey

Elected by Voters to 2-year terms (Constitution of 1851, Art. IV, sec. 20):
1851-1853 Samuel H. Jarmon
1853-1855 Zadock Marshall
1855-1857
1857-1859
1859-1861
1861-1863 George E. Bowen
1863-1865 Joseph Godfrey

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

Elected by Voters to 2-year terms (Constitution of 1867, Art. IV, sec. 44):
1867-1869
1869-1871 Zadock Marshall
1871-1873 John P. Hargis
1873-1875 Stephen E. Mason (I)
1875-1876 Levin Houston
1876-1879 DeWitt C. Fooks
1879-1881 Christopher C. Lloyd
1881-1883
1883-1885 Charles W. Clayville
1885-1887
1887-1889
1889-1891
1891-1893
1893-1895
1895-1897 Henry Young
1897-1899 Joseph G. Harrison
1899-1901 William E. Lankford
1901-1903 William Whaley
1903-1905 William E. Lankford
1905-1907 Henry J. Anderson (D)
1907-1909 Calvin E. Townsend (D)
1909-1911 Charles G. Dale (D)
1911-1913 George A. Harrison (D)
1913-1915 Charles Bishop
1915-1917 George D. Truitt
1917-1921 Lemuel W. Olney (D)
1921-1923 William O. Shockley
1923-1926 Wilmer S. Purnell (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 Walter R. Dennis
1930-1934 Wilmer S. Purnell (D)
1934-1938 Ernest C. West
1938-1942 J. William Hall (D)
1942-1946 Edward D. Lynch (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 Arthur W. Duer (R)
1950-1958 Edwin D. Lynch (D)
1958-1966 William Kenneth Tyler
1966-1974 R. Calvin Hall (D)
1974-1975 Carroll C. Serman (D) (died Oct. 3, 1975)
1975-1985 Michael Galeone (D)
1985-1994 G. Daniel McAllister (R)
1994-2010 Charles T. Martin (D)
2010- Reggie T. Mason, Sr. (R)

Maryland Constitutional Offices & Agencies
Maryland Departments
Maryland Independent Agencies
Maryland Executive Commissions, Committees, Task Forces, & Advisory Boards
Maryland Universities & Colleges
Maryland Counties
Maryland Municipalities
Maryland at a Glance


Maryland Manual On-Line

Search the Manual
e-mail: mdmanual@mdarchives.state.md.us


This information resource of the Maryland State Archives is presented here for fair use in the public domain. When this material is used, in whole or in part, proper citation and credit must be attributed to the Maryland State Archives. PLEASE NOTE: Rights assessment for associated source material is the responsibility of the user.


Tell Us What You Think About the Maryland State Archives Website!


[ Archives' Home Page  ||  All About Maryland  ||  Maryland Manual On-Line  ||  Reference & Research
||  Search the Archives   ||  Education & Outreach  ||  Archives of Maryland Online ]

Governor     General Assembly    Judiciary     Maryland.Gov

Copyright September 29, 2015 Maryland State Archives