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In response to an act of Congress, the office of adjutant general was created in 1794 (Acts of 1793, ch. 53). By the Constitution of 1851, the adjutant general was appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the Senate for a six-year term (Md. Const. 1851, Art. 9, sec. 2). Instead of limiting the term of office, the 1864 Constitution provided that the adjutant general serve at the pleasure of the governor (Md. Const. 1864, Art. 9, sec. 3). Since 1867, the adjutant general has held office until the appointment and qualification of a successor, or until removed in pursuance of the sentence of a court martial (Md. Const. 1867, Art. 9, sec. 2).

For more information on this office, please see "A History of the Adjutants General of Maryland."

1794-1807 Henry Carberry
1807-1810 Samuel T. Wright
1810-1811 John Kilty
1811-1817 John Gassaway
1817-1835 Richard Harwood, of Thomas
1835-1856 John N. Watkins
1856-1858 John Wilmot
1858-1864 Nicholas Brewer, of John
1864-1869 John S. Berry
1869-1871 George H. Bier
1871-1874 Charles H. McBlair
1874-1880 Frank A. Bond
1880-1884 J. Wesley Watkins
1884-1892 James Howard
1892-1896 Henry Kyd Douglas
1896-1900 L. Allison Wilmer
1900-1904 John S. Saunders
1904-1908 Clinton L. Riggs
1908-1912 Henry M. Warfield
1912-1916 Charles F. Macklin
1916-1920 Henry M. Warfield
1920-1966 Milton A. Reckord [ 1 ]
1966-1970 George M. Gelston
1970-1980 Edwin Warfield III
1980-1987 Warren D. Hodges
1987-2003 James F. Fretterd
2003-2008 Bruce F. Tuxill
2008-2015 James A. Adkins
2015-2019 Linda L. Singh
2019- Timothy E. Gowen

1 During General Reckord's absence, General Francis Petrott served as Acting Adjutant General from May 1941 to November 1945.


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