Appointed by Governor (Constitution of 1776, secs. 40, 41):
1789-1798 William McMahon
1798-1804 Thomas Cromwell
1804-1818 George Bruce
1818-1841 Charles Heck
1841-1846 Daniel Blocher
1846-1851 William R. McCulley

Elected by Voters to 6-year terms (Constitution of 1851, Art. IV, sec. 18):
1851-1857 William R. McCulley
1857-1863 John B. Widerrer

Elected by Voters to 6-year terms (Constitution of 1864, Art. IV, sec. 46):
1865-1867 George W. Hoover

Elected by Voters to 6-year terms (Constitution of 1867, Art. IV, sec. 41):
1867-1873 Elijah Fuller
1873-1875 Charles C. Shriver
1875 Howard M. Fuller
1875-1887 John Rhind
1887-1899 Albert H. Dowden
1899-1905 John B. Shannon (D)
1905-1926 Harvey W. Shuck

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms (Constitution of 1867, Art. XVII, added by Chapter 227, Acts of 1922, ratified Nov. 7, 1922):
1926-1937 Harvey W. Shuck
1937-1946 George E. Jordan (R)
1946 Thomas E. Starken
1946-1956 A. Charles Stewart (R)

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms (Constitution of 1867, Art. IV, sec. 41, amended by Chapter 99, Acts of 1956, ratified Nov. 6, 1956):
1956-1960 A. Charles Stewart (R)
1960-1986 James M. Roby (R)
1986-2006 William F. Lashbaugh, Jr. (R)
2006-2017 Rebecca D. Drew (R) (resigned Aug. 15, 2017)
2017, Aug. 15-28 Craig T. (Tom) Rankin, Interim Register
2017, Aug. 28- Mary Beth Pirolozzi (R)

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