GARRETT COUNTY, MARYLAND

ORPHANS' COURT

REGISTERS OF WILLS


Elected by Voters to 6-year terms (Constitution of 1867, Art. IV, sec. 41):
1873-1879 William L. Rawlings
1879-1885 William H. Hagans
1885-1886 John S. Laughlin (died March 10, 1886)
1886-1888 Samuel Lawton (R) (resigned April 1, 1888)
1888-1901 James W. White (R)
1901-1926 Edwin E. Friend (R)

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms (Constitution of 1867, Art. XVII, added by Chapter 227, Acts of 1922, ratified Nov. 7, 1922):
1926-1934 Edwin E. Friend (R)
1934-1956 Vernie R. Smouse (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):
1956-1966 Vernie R. Smouse (R)
1966-1978 Joseph H. Welch
1978-2009 Joseph F. DiSimone (R)
2009- Rita L. Watson (R)

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