Appointed by Secretary in Maryland:
1774-1777 George Fitzhugh

Appointed by County Court Justices (Constitution of 1776, sec. 47):
1777-1790 William Richardson

1806-1815 Thomas Richardson
1816-1844 Joseph Richardson

Appointed by Governor to 7-year term (Chapter 224, Acts of 1836, confirmed by Chapter 160, Acts of 1837):
1845-1851 James H. Fountain

Elected by Voters to 6-year terms (Constitution of 1851, Art. IV, sec. 14):
1851-1857 Thomas F. Garey
1857-1863 Robert J. Jump
1863-1865 Josiah Jump

Elected by Voters to 6-year terms (Constitution of 1864, Art. IV, sec. 29):
1865-1867 Robert J. Jump

Elected by Voters to 6-year terms (Constitution of 1867, Art. IV, sec. 25):
1867-1873 Thomas H. Kemp (D)
1873-1879 J. W. Temple (D)
1879-1891 Luther H. Gadd
1891-1897 Edwin C. Fields
1897-1903 Charles W. Hobbs
1903-1909 Thomas Lockwood Day (D)
1909-1915 J. Kemp Stevens (D)
1915-1921 Lawrence B. Towers (R)
1921-1926 George A. Deakyne (D)

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms (Constitution of 1867, Art. XVII, added by Chapter 227, Acts of 1922, ratified Nov. 7, 1922):
1926-1938 T. Clayton Horsey (D)
1938-1942 D. Ralph Horsey (D)
1942-1946 Wayne A. Cawley (D)
1946-1958 D. Ralph Horsey (D)

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):
1958-1965 D. Ralph Horsey (died Oct. 3, 1965)
1965-1982 Mildred C. Butler
1982- F. Dale Minner (R)

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