Appointed by Secretary in Maryland:
1774-1776 Alexander Lawson, Jr.
1776-1777 John Lee Gibson

Appointed by County Court Justices (Constitution of 1776, sec. 47):
1777-1801 John Lee Gibson (resigned March 27, 1801)
1801-1845 Henry Dorsey of Edward

Appointed by Governor to 7-year term (Chapter 224, Acts of 1836, confirmed by Chapter 160, Acts of 1837):
1845-1851 Henry D. Gough


Elected by Voters to 6-year terms (Constitution of 1851, Art. IV, sec. 14):
1851-1858 A. Lingan Jarrett
1858-1863 William Galloway
1863-1865 William H. Dallam

Elected by Voters to 6-year terms (Constitution of 1864, Art. IV, sec. 29):
1865-1867 William H. Dallam

Elected by Voters to 6-year terms (Constitution of 1867, Art. IV, sec. 25):
1867-1891 A. Lingan Jarrett (D)
1891-1909 William S. Forwood, Jr.
1909-1921 John A. Robinson
1921-1926 D. Gilpin Wilson

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms (Constitution of 1867, Art. XVII, added by Chapter 227, Acts of 1922, ratified Nov. 7, 1922):
1926-1930 D. Gilpin Wilson
1930-1938 S. Winfield Cain (D)
1938-1946 Granville C. Boyle (D)
1946-1958 Garland R. Greer

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms (Constitution of 1867, Art. IV, sec. 25, amended by Chapter 99, Acts of 1956, ratified Nov. 6, 1956):
1958-1970 Garland R. Greer
1970-1986 H. Douglas Chilcoat
1986-2002 Charles G. Hiob III (D)
James J. Reilly (R)

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