Archives of Maryland
Historical List
General Assembly of 1779 - 1780

First Session: November 1, 1779 - December 30, 17791
Second Session: March 2, 1780 - May 16, 1780
Third Session: June 7, 1780 - July 5, 1780

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; 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.

Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, Matthew Tilghman,2 President of the Senate
Josiah Beall, Speaker of the House
Senate
Western Shore
Eastern Shore
George Plater, dns
Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, pres-1,2,3
Charles Carroll, barrister
Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Thomas Stone
Brice T. B. Worthington
Richard Barnes
Joseph Sim
Upton Sheredine
Matthew Tilghman, pres-3
Joseph Nicholson, Jr., dns
Robert Goldsborough
Samuel Wilson, dns, r-1
William Hindman
William Paca, r-2
William Hemsley, e-1
John Henry, e-2, dns
 
 
 

 


 
 
House of Delegates
Annapolis
Allen Quynn
Samuel Chase
Anne Arundel County
Nicholas Worthington
John Hall
Henry Ridgely
Nicholas Maccubbin, Jr.
Baltimore Town
David McMechen
Mark Alexander
Baltimore County
Thomas Cockey Deye
John Stevenson
Charles Ridgely, Sr.
Rezin Hammond
Calvert County
William Fitzhugh
Charles Williamson
Alexander Hamilton Smith
Frisby Freeland
Caroline County
Matthew Driver
William Keene
Hugh McBryde, r-2, e-3
Charles Daffin
Cecil County
John Ward
Archibald Job
John Veazy, dns, d-2
Elihuy Hall, r-2
Peter Lawson, e-3
Timothy Kirk, e-3
Charles County
Joseph Hanson Harrison
John Digges
Warren Dent
Samuel Hanson, Jr.
Dorchester County
John Henry, Jr.
Samuel McGee, r-2
John Smoot
Thomas Firmin Eccleston
Henry Hooper, e-3, dns, r-3
Frederick County
George Stricker
John Hanson
John Beatty
Fielder Gantt
Harford County
John Taylor, ds-1, e-2, ds-2, e-23
James McComas
John Archer
Benjamin Bradford Norris
Kent County
Richard Gresham, d-2
John Lambert Wilmer
Peregrine Lethrbury
William Stevenson
John Cadwalader, e-2
Montgomery County
William Bayly
Thomas Cramphin, Jr.
Thomas Sprigg Wooton, r-3
Edward Burgess
Prince George's County
Josiah Beall, spkr
David Craufurd
Benjamin Hall, of Francis
Jeremiah Magurder
Queen Anne's County
William Bruff
John Brown
Richard Tilghman Earle
Jacob Ringgold
St. Mary's County
John Hatton Read
Philip Key
James Jordan
John Mackall
Somerset County
John Winder
Thomas Maddux
Henry Jackson
John Done, dns
Talbot County
Henry Banning
John Gibson
Richard Johns
Christopher Birkhead
Washington County
John Stull, ds-1, e-14
John Barnes
Thomas Sprigg
James Chapline
Worcester County
Peter Chaille
Nehemiah Holland, r-3
Henry Dennis
William Selby, of John

1. The governor convened the General Assembly on November 1, 1779. The House adjourned daily until November 8, when a quorum was gathered. Recorded proceedings for the Senate begin on November 8.
2. Tilghman was elected president at the beginning of the third session to replace Jenifer who was attending Congress. Jenifer returned from Congress on June 14 and was reelected to the presidency on June 15, 1780.
3. John Taylor was discharged and fined on November 10, 1779, because, even though he was sheriff of Harford County, he had conducted his own election, received votes for himself, and signed the return which named him a delegate. A new election was held, and on March 25, 1780, Taylor was reported reelected. He was again ruled ineligible, however, because at the time of the second election he was collector of the tax for Harford County. A third election was held on April 12, by which time Taylor no longer held any government office. He was again reelected, and qualified on April 25, 1780.
4. John Stull was discharged on November 9, 1779, for being a field officer at the time of his election.
 

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