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Proprietary Assembly of 1734/35 - 1737

First Session: March 20, 1734/35 - April 24, 1735
Convention: March 19, 1735/36 - April 10, 1736
Second Session: April 20, 1736 - May 6, 1736
Thrid Session: April 26, 1737 - May 28, 1737
Fourth Session: August 11, 1737 - August 16, 1737

Source:
Edward C. Papenfuse, et al., Archives of Maryland, Historical List, new series, Vol. 1. Annapolis, MD: Maryland State Archives, 1990.
Edward C. Papenfuse, et al., A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789, Vols. 1&2.  Annapolis, MD: Maryland State
Archives, 1985.

a - appointed; c - Council (Upper House); d - died; dcl - declined; dns - did not serve; ds - dismissed; e - elected; ev - election voided;
pres - president of the Senate; pres p. t. - president pro tem of the Senate; psa - post-session appointment; psd - post-session death;
psr - post-session resignation; r - resigned; s - suspended; spkr - speaker of the House; spkr p.t. - speaker pro tem of the House;
(D) - Democrat; (R) - Republican.

John Hall, Richard Tilghman, Benjamin Tasker,1 President of the Upper House
James Harris,4 Speaker of the Lower House
Upper House
John Hall, pres-1, cv, 2, d-41
Richard Tilghman, pres-3, 41
Matthew Tilghman Ward
John Rousby
Benjamin Tasker, pres-31
Philip Lee
John Rider
Michael Howard
George Plater
Edmund Jennings
James Hollyday, a-cv2
Charles Hammond, a-cv

 
Lower House
Annapolis
Robert Gordan
Richard Francis, ds-1, e-13
Anne Arundel County
Philip Hammond
Vachel Denton
Daniel Dulany, sprk-1, dcl4
Richard Warfield
Baltimore County
Thomas Sheredine
John Moale
William Hamilton
Roger Matthews
Calvert County
John Mackall
Benjamin Mackall
Walter Smith
Adderton Skinner
Cecil County
Ephraim Augustus Herman, dns, d-1
Joshua George
Joseph Wood
Thomas Johnson, Jr.
John Ward, e-1
Charles County
Robert Hanson
John Courts
William Middleton
Henry Holland Hawkins
Dorchester County
Thomas Woolford
Henry Hooper
James Brown
Henry Trippe
Kent County
James Harris, spkr4
Christopher Hall
George Willson
Philip Kennard
Prince George's County
John Magruder
Edward Sprigg
Joseph Belt
John Stoddert
Queen Anne's County
William Hemsley, d-3
William Elliot
Edward Wright
William Tilghman
Grundy Pemberton, e-4
St. Mary's County
Thomas Waughop, d-1
Justinian Jordan
Philip Key
John Read
James Waughop, e-cv
Somerset County
Levin Gale
Robert King
George Dashiell
William Stoughton
Talbot County
Edward Needles
Nicholas Goldsborough
John Edmondson
Tench Francis

1. Hall signed himself as president of the Upper House in correspondence during the first session and the convention. Although he is not referred to as president during the second session, he still occupied that position. During Hall's absence in the third session, and after his subsequent death in 1737, Richard Tilghman assumed the position as senior councilor and used the title of president of the Upper House during the fourth session. Tasker acted in Tilghman's stead during Tilghman's brief absence in the third session, and accordingly signed letters as president of the Upper House.

2. Hollyday was appointed to the Council on July 15, 1735, but did not attend until February 17, 1736/37, because he had been in Europe.

3. The election of Francis was declared illegal on April 3, 1735. He was, however, reelected and qualified on April 12, 1735.

4. Dulany declined to serve as speaker of the Lower House because of poor health. Harris was then chosen speaker. Dulany, however, did attend the Assembly as a delegate.

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