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Delaware: Lieutenant Governors

Lieutenant Governors of Delaware, 1901-2015 (May be incomplete!)
Philip L. Cannon 1901-05 Isaac Thomas Parker 1905-09 John M. Mendinhall 1909-13 Colen Ferguson 1913-17 Lewis T. Eliason 1917-21 J. Danford Bush 1921-25 James Hall Anderson 1925-29 J. Henry Hazel 1929-33 Roy F. Corley 1933-37 Edward W. Cooch 1937-41 Isaac J. MacCollum 1941-45 Elbert N. Carvel 1945-49 Alexis I. du Pont Bayard 1949-53 John W. Rollins, Sr. 1953-57 David P. Buckson 1957-60 Eugene Lammot 1961-65 Sherman W. Tribbitt 1965-69 Eugene D. Bookhammer 1969-77 James D. McGinnis 1977-81 Michael N. Castle 1981-85 S. B. Woo 1985-89 Dale E. Wolf 1989-92 Ruth Ann Minner 1993-2001 John C. Carney 2001-09 Matthew P. Denn 2009-15

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1920 Nov 2: J. Danford Bush (Rep), elected; Herman C. Taylor (Dem & Prohibition), defeated; James D. Thomson (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1924 Nov 4: Merrill H. Tilghman (Dem), defeated.
  • 1940 Nov 5: Isaac J. MacCollum (Dem), elected; Earle D. Willey (Rep), defeated; David A. Waxman (Liberal Democratic), defeated.
  • 1944 Nov 7: Elbert N. Carvel (Dem), elected; Clayton A. Bunting (Rep), defeated; J. Olan Jones (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1948 Nov 2: Alexis I. du Pont Bayard (Dem), elected; Chester V. Townsend, Jr. (Rep), defeated; Herbert B. Wood (Prohibition), defeated; Pehr Lundberg (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1952: John W. Rollins, Sr. (Rep), elected.
  • 1956 Nov 6: David P. Buckson (Rep), elected; Vernon B. Derrickson (Dem), defeated.
  • 1960: William V. Roth, Jr., defeated.
  • 1972 Nov 7: Eugene D. Bookhammer (Rep), elected; Clifford B. Hearn, Jr. (Dem), defeated; William Drummond (American), defeated; Earl F. Dawson (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1984 Nov 6: S. B. Woo (Dem), elected; D. Battle Robinson (Rep), defeated.
  • 1988: Dale E. Wolf (Rep), elected.
  • 1996 Nov 5: Ruth Ann Minner (Dem), elected; Sherman N. Miller (Rep), defeated; Danny Ray Beaver (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2000 Nov 7: John C. Carney (Dem), elected; Dennis Rochford (Rep), defeated.
  • 2004 Nov 2: John C. Carney (Dem), elected; James P. Ursomarso (Rep), defeated; Michael R. Dore (Ind), defeated; John M. Reda (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2008 Nov 4: Matthew P. Denn (Dem), elected; Charles L. Copeland (Rep), defeated; Peter K. Cullen (Blue Enigma), defeated.
  • 2012 Nov 6: Matthew P. Denn (Dem), elected; Cheryl Valenzuela (Rep), defeated; Margaret McKeown (Libertarian), defeated.
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