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Proprietary Assembly of 1751 - 1754

First Session: December 7, 1751 - December 14, 1751
Second Session: June 3, 1752 - June 23, 1752
Third Session: October 2, 1753 - November 17, 1753
Fourth Session: February 26, 1754 - March 9, 1754
Fifth Session: May 8, 1754 - May 30, 1754
Sixth Session: July 17, 1754 - July 25, 1754

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.

Benjamin Tasker, President of the Upper House
Philip Hammond, Speaker of the Lower House
Upper House
Benjamin Tasker, pres1
George Plater
Edmund Jennings, r-3
Charles Hammond
Samuel Chamberlaine
Philip Thomas
Daniel Dulanay, d-4
Edward Lloyd
Benjamin Young, d-4
Benjamin Tasker, Jr.
Richard Lee
Benedict Calvert

 
Lower House
Annapolis
Robert Gordan, d-3
Walter Dulanay
Geroge Steuart, e-3, ev-32
Alexander Hamilton, e-3
Anne Arundel County
Thomas Worthington, d-3
Philip Hammond, spkr
Charles Carroll
Henry Hall
John Gassaway, e-3
Baltimore County3
William Govane, ev-1, e-2
Lloyd Buchanan, ev-1, e-2
Thomas Franklin, ev-1, e-2, s-3
Charles Ridgley, ev-1, e-2
John Paca, e-3
Calvert County
James John Mackall
Benjamin Mackall, Jr.
Thomas Reynolds
Edward Gantt
Cecil County
Michael Earle
Benjamin Pearce
Sidney George
Nicholas Hyland
Charles County
Arthur Lee
John Stoddert
Bayne Smallwood
Richard Harrison
Dorchester County
Daniel Sulivane, s-3
Ennalls Hooper, r-3
Charles Goldsborough
Henry Hooper
Henry Travers, e-3
John Cox Gray, e-3
Frederick County
Daniel Dulany, Jr.
Nathan Magruder
Henry Wright Crabb
Joseph Chapline
Kent County4
Alexander Williamson
William Rasin, ds-1, e-2, s-4
John Gresham, dns, d-2
Abraham Falconar, ds-1, e-2, d-6
Richard Gresham, e-2
Hugh Wallis, e-5
Prince George's County
Edward Sprigg, dns, d-1
Turner Wooton, s-3
John Addison
William Murdock
George Fraser, e-2
John Hawkins, Jr., e-3
Queen Anne's County
Thomas Wilkinson
John Tillotson
William Hopper
James Hollyday
St. Mary's County
Zachariah Bond
Abraham Barnes
James Mills
Philip Key
Somerset County
Henry Waggaman
Joseph Gillis
Robert Jenkins Henry
John Handy
Talbot County
John Goldsborough
Pollard Edmondson
Matthew Tilghman
Edward Oldham
Worcester County
John Scarborough
John Evans
John Selby, d-5
John Purnell
John Henry, e-6

1. After the death of Governor Samuel Ogle on May 3, 1752, Tasker, the President of the Upper House, assumed the duties of acting governor until the arrival of Horatio Sharpe on August 10, 1753.

2. The election of Steuart, the delegate chosen to replace the deceased Robert Gordon, was declared invalid on October 19, 1753. The petitioner, Alexander Hamilton, was declared the duly elected delegate for Annapolis and took his seat the same day.

3. The election for the Baltimore County delegation was declared void on December, 12, 1751, because of illegal actions of the sheriff in conducting it. The four men originally chosen were returned and took their seats at the beginning of the second session.

4. William Rasin and Abraham Falconar were discharged from the Lower House on December 11, 1751, Rasin for being an inspector within two years of his election, and Falconar for being an ordinary keeper at the time of his election. A new election was called, at which time Rasin was returned and Falconar was replaced by Richard Gresham. Falconar, however, was reelected later in the second session to replace the deceased John Gresham.

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