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Delaware: State Attorneys General


Delaware State Attorneys General, 1784-2020 (May be incomplete!)
Gunning Bedford, Jr. 1784-90 Nicholas Ridgely 1790-1801 Nicholas Van Dyke 1801-06 Outerbridge Horsey 1806-10 Thomas Clayton 1810-15 James Rogers 1815-30 Robert Frame 1830-35 James Rogers 1835-40 Edward W. Gilpin 1840-50 Willard Saulsbury, Sr. 1850-55 George P. Fisher 1855-60 Alfred Wooten 1860-64 Jacob Moore 1864-69 Charles B. Lore 1869-74 John B. Penington 1874-79 George Gray 1879-85 John H. Paynter 1885-87 John Biggs 1887-92 John R. Nicholson 1892-95 Robert C. White 1895-1901 Herbert H. Ward 1901-05 Robert H. Richards 1905-09 Andrew C. Gray 1909-13 Josiah O. Wolcott 1913-17 David J. Reinhardt 1917-21 Sylvester D. Townsend, Jr. 1921-25 Clarence A. Southerland 1925-29 Reuben Satterthwaite, Jr. 1929-33 Daniel J. Layton 1933 P. Warren Green 1933-39 James R. Morford 1939-43 Clair J. Killoran 1943-47 Albert W. James 1947-51 H. Albert Young 1951-55 Joseph Donald Craven 1955-59 Januar D. Bove, Jr. 1959-63 David P. Buckson 1963-71 W. Laird Stabler, Jr. 1971-75 Richard R. Wier, Jr. 1975-79 Richard S. Gebelein 1979-83 Charles M. Oberly III 1983-94 M. Jane Brady 1994-2007 Beau Biden 2007-15 Matthew P. Denn 2015-19 Kathy Jennings 2019-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1904: L. Irving Handy (Dem), defeated.
  • 1920 Nov 2: Sylvester D. Townsend, Jr. (Rep), elected; William T. Lynam (Dem), defeated.
  • 1924: Wilbur L. Adams (Dem), defeated.
  • 1933 Jul 6: P. Warren Green, appointed.
  • 1934: P. Warren Green (Rep), elected.
  • 1942 Nov 3: Clair J. Killoran (Rep), elected; Houston Wilson (Dem), defeated.
  • 1946 Nov 5: Albert W. James (Rep), elected; Daniel F. Wolcott (Dem), defeated.
  • 1950 Nov 7: H. Albert Young (Rep), elected; Thomas Cooch (Dem), defeated.
  • 1958 Nov 4: Januar D. Bove, Jr. (Rep), elected; Michael A. Poppiti (Dem), defeated.
  • 1970 Nov 3: W. Laird Stabler, Jr. (Rep), elected; Andrew Moore (Dem), defeated.
  • 1982 Nov 2: Charles M. Oberly III (Dem), elected; Richard S. Gebelein (Rep), defeated; Vernon Luther Etzel (Libertarian), defeated; Traves V. Brownlee (American), defeated.
  • 1998 Sep 12: John T. Dorsey (Dem), nominated; David L. Finger (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1998 Sep 12: M. Jane Brady (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Nov 3: M. Jane Brady (Rep), elected; John T. Dorsey (Dem), defeated.
  • 2002 Nov 5: M. Jane Brady (Rep), elected; Carl Schnee (Dem), defeated; Vivian Houghton (Green), defeated.
  • 2006 Nov 7: Beau Biden (Dem), elected; Ferris W. Wharton (Rep), defeated.
  • 2010 Nov 2: Beau Biden (Dem), elected; Doug Campbell (Ind), defeated; David C. Graham, defeated.
  • 2014 Nov 4: Matthew P. Denn (Dem), elected; Theodore A. Kittila (Rep), defeated; Catherine Damavandi (Green), defeated; David C. Graham (Ind), defeated; John Machurek (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2018 Sep 6: Kathy Jennings (Dem), nominated; LaKresha Roberts (Dem), defeated in primary; Christopher Johnson (Dem), defeated in primary; Timothy P. Mullaney, Sr. (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2018 Nov 6: Kathy Jennings (Dem), elected; Bernard Pepukayi (Rep), defeated.
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