The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Delaware: State Senate

Members of the Delaware State Senate, 1782-2018 (May be incomplete!)

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1802: John Vining, died in office.
  • 1806 Feb 2: Daniel Rogers, died in office.
  • 1858: Wilson L. Cannon (Dem), elected.
  • 1890 Nov 4: John Pilling (Rep), elected.
  • 1898: Hiram R. Burton, defeated.
  • 1892 Nov 8: John C. Pyle (Dem), elected; Thomas B. Smith (Rep), defeated; William H. Weeks (Prohibition), defeated. Thomas T. Lacy (Dem), elected; William T. Watson (Dem), elected; George H. Murray (Rep), defeated; William H. Franklin (Rep), defeated; William Farris (Prohibition), defeated; William B. Turner (Prohibition), defeated. William T. Records (Dem), elected; John O. Pierce (Rep), defeated; Hiram B. Hitch (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1903 Mar 2: J. Frank Allee, resigned.
  • 1926 Nov 2: William A. Simonton (Rep), elected; Robert W. Kramer (Dem), defeated.
  • 1920 Nov 2: William J. Lutz (Rep), elected; John E. McNabb (Dem), defeated; James MacCulloch (Socialist), defeated; William M. Connelly (Farmer-Labor), defeated.
  • 1926 Nov 2: Benjamin R. Veasey (Rep), elected; Michael W. Maloney (Dem), defeated.
  • 1920 Nov 2: John M. Walker (Rep), elected; Edward T. Murray (Dem), defeated.
  • 1926 Nov 2: Joseph N. Reeves (Rep), elected; Martin E. Smith (Dem), defeated.
  • 1920 Nov 2: James McIntire (Dem), elected; William H. Evans (Rep), defeated.
  • 1942 Nov 3: James S. Evans (Rep), elected; Charles Boyer (Dem), defeated; Daniel Stevens (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1946 Nov 5: James S. Evans (Rep), elected; Carl A. Doubet, Jr. (Dem), defeated.
  • 1944 Nov 7: James Carl McGuigan (Dem), elected; Robert H. Gray (Rep), defeated; Elizabeth M. Jakes (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1948 Nov 2: John E. Reilly, Sr. (Dem), elected; Frank J. Obara (Rep), defeated; John S. Whiskman (Socialist), defeated; E. Clifton Sutton (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1942 Nov 3: George P. Edmonds (Rep), elected; S. Gilbert Pierce (Dem), defeated; Charles P. Weldin (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1946 Nov 5: Raymond B. Phillips (Rep), elected; Hamilton D. Ware (Dem), defeated.
  • 1944 Nov 7: George E. Binder (Rep), elected; Lewis Allcorn (Dem), defeated.
  • 1948 Nov 2: Frederick Klair (Dem), elected; Benjamin E. Hicks (Rep), defeated; Samuel G. Camperson (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1942 Nov 3: George W. Rhodes (Rep), elected; E. Earl Weggenmann (Dem), defeated.
  • 1946 Nov 5: George W. Rhodes (Rep), elected; John N. Gibney (Dem), defeated.
  • 1944 Nov 7: John R. Butler (Dem), elected; Weldon C. Waples (Rep), defeated.
  • 1948 Nov 2: E. Sherman Webb (Dem), elected; Warren S. P. Combs, Jr. (Rep), defeated.
  • 1942 Nov 3: Harris B. McDowell, Jr. (Dem), elected; W. Bateman Cullen (Rep), defeated; Charles P. Lippincott (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1946 Nov 5: Wilson A. David (Dem), elected; Frank A. Lawson (Rep), defeated.
  • 1942 Nov 3: William Deanne Johnson (Rep), elected; Ernest V. Blendt (Dem), defeated.
  • 1946 Nov 5: E. Paul Burkholder (Rep), elected; Wilbert Rawley (Dem), defeated.
  • 1944 Nov 7: Samuel Weigle, Jr. (Rep), elected; William J. Poore (Dem), defeated.
  • 1948 Nov 2: Dudley Crossley (Dem), elected; Howard F. Schweitzer (Rep), defeated.
  • 1942 Nov 3: Harry H. Jones (Rep), elected; Charles W. Hardesty (Dem), defeated.
  • 1946 Nov 5: Vera G. Davis (Rep), elected; Frank W. Richardson (Dem), defeated.
  • 1944 Nov 7: Fred S. Bailey (Dem), elected; Archie C. Ford (Rep), defeated.
  • 1948 Nov 2: William O. Cubbage (Dem), elected; William W. Shaw (Rep), defeated.
  • 1942 Nov 3: Robert H. Yerkes (Rep), elected; Bankson T. Holcomb (Dem), defeated.
  • 1946 Nov 5: Nelson M. Hammond (Rep), elected; Luther Robbins (Dem), defeated.
  • 1942 Nov 3: Harry H. Mulholland (Rep), elected; Brown P. Thawley (Dem), defeated.
  • 1946 Nov 5: Leon C. Bulow (Rep), elected; Thomas Hansen (Dem), defeated.
  • 1944 Nov 7: Irvin T. Hastings (Dem), elected; William H. Parsons (Rep), defeated.
  • 1948 Nov 2: Roy Allen Cannon (Dem), elected; J. Kenneth Fleetwood (Rep), defeated.
  • 1942 Nov 3: William H. Ayres (Dem), elected; Marvel L. Lynch (Rep), defeated.
  • 1946 Nov 5: Howard H. Dickerson (Dem), elected; Ebe P. West (Rep), defeated.
  • 1940 Oct 7: David W. Steele, died in office.
  • 1944 Nov 7: Harvey H. Lawson (Rep), elected; Roland J. S. Marsh (Dem), defeated.
  • 1948 Nov 2: Edwin R. Powell (Rep), elected; Paul B. McCabe (Dem), defeated.
  • 1942 Nov 3: John R. Hitchens (Rep), elected; Andrew J. Murray (Dem), defeated.
  • 1946 Nov 5: John R. Hitchens (Rep), elected; Oscar H. Warrington (Dem), defeated.
  • 1950 Mar 24: James S. Evans, died in office.
  • 1950 Nov 7: Thomas E. Peeney (Rep), elected; Robert P. Wade (Dem), defeated.
  • 1954: Eugene Lammot (Dem), elected.
  • 1958 Nov 4: James H. Snowden (Rep), elected; William Smith, Jr. (Dem), defeated.
  • 1950 Nov 7: Ernest B. Benger (Rep), elected; John F. Porter, Jr. (Dem), defeated.
  • 1958 Nov 4: Reynolds du Pont (Rep), elected; Samuel R. Russell (Dem), defeated.
  • 1956 Nov 6: Wilmer F. Williams (Rep), elected; Walter Pyle (Dem), defeated.
  • 1950 Nov 7: George A. Pedrick (Rep), elected; Charles E. Klingmeyer (Dem), defeated.
  • 1958 Nov 4: Calvin R. McCullough (Dem), elected; Wallace M. Johnson (Rep), defeated.
  • 1956 Nov 6: Jacob A. Correll (Rep), elected; Harvey G. Cole (Dem), defeated.
  • 1950 Nov 7: J. Fred Dolby (Dem), elected; Joseph Clarence Hutchison (Rep), defeated.
  • 1958 Nov 4: Jesse F. Watson (Dem), elected; James C. Reynolds, Jr. (Rep), defeated.
  • 1950 Sep 18: E. Paul Burkholder, died in office.
  • 1950 Nov 7: Walter A. Handsberry (Dem), elected; Noble S. Warren (Rep), defeated.
  • 1958 Nov 4: Henry T. Price, Sr. (Dem), elected.
  • 1950 Nov 7: E. Cowgill Barnard (Rep), elected; Robert Reed (Dem), defeated.
  • 1958 Nov 4: Walton H. Simpson (Rep), elected.
  • 1950 Nov 7: John M. Longbotham (Rep), elected; James H. Latchum (Dem), defeated.
  • 1957 Jan 11: William C. Paradee, died in office.
  • 1957 Jan 26: Jester A. Gray (Dem), elected; James E. Jackson, Jr. (Rep), defeated.
  • 1958 Nov 4: Harry E. Mayhew (Dem), elected.
  • 1950 Nov 7: John W. Burris (Rep), elected; W. Carlton Clifton (Dem), defeated.
  • 1954 Nov 2: Walter J. Hoey (Dem), elected; Henry P. Cannon II (Rep), defeated.
  • 1958 Nov 4: Walter J. Hoey (Dem), elected.
  • 1950 Nov 7: Curtis W. Steen (Dem), elected; Jesse F. Jones (Rep), defeated.
  • 1954 Nov 2: Curtis W. Steen (Dem), elected; Eugene F. Hammond (Rep), defeated.
  • 1958 Nov 4: Curtis W. Steen (Dem), elected.
  • 1950 Nov 7: Thomas L. Johnson (Rep), elected; Henry G. Graves (Dem), defeated.
  • 1954 Nov 2: Thomas L. Johnson (Rep), elected; Malloy C. Vaughan (Dem), defeated.
  • 1958 Nov 4: Harvey B. Spicer (Rep), elected.
  • 1968: Michael N. Castle, elected.
  • 1963 Feb 26: John E. Reilly, Sr., died in office.
  • 1972 Nov 7: Michael N. Castle (Rep), elected; John T. Ogden (Dem), defeated.
  • 1970 Nov 3: Herman M. Holloway (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1972 Nov 7: Herman M. Holloway (Dem), elected unopposed. George F. Schlor (Dem), elected; Joseph S. Szczechowski (Rep), defeated.
  • 1970 Nov 3: Dean C. Steele (Rep), elected; Lawrence J. Nicholson (Dem), defeated; LeRoy B. Jones (American Independent), defeated.
  • 1972 Nov 7: Robert J. Berndt (Rep), elected; Joanne Hines (Dem), defeated. Charles E. Hughes (Rep), elected; Harry S. Wilson (Dem), defeated. Dean C. Steele (Rep), elected; Russell Cory (Dem), defeated. Reynolds du Pont (Rep), elected; John C. Thomas (Dem), defeated. Margaret R. Manning (Rep), elected; Alice M. Walker (Dem), defeated.
  • 1970 Nov 3: William F. Hart (Rep), elected; Thomas E. Johnston (Dem), defeated.
  • 1972 Nov 7: George Jarvis (Rep), elected; Thomas A. Ryan (Dem), defeated.
  • 1970 Nov 3: Melvin A. Slawik (Dem), elected; Jean Merrill (Rep), defeated. Calvin R. McCullough (Dem), elected; Daniel T. Pennell, Jr. (Rep), defeated; John D. Dow (American Independent), defeated. Everette Hale (Rep), elected; Charles I. Jones (Dem), defeated. Allen J. Cook (Dem), elected; Gary Klaus (Rep), defeated. George A. Robbins (Dem), elected; Glenn Richter (Rep), defeated. Thomas E. Hickman, Jr. (Rep), elected; Curtis W. Steen (Dem), defeated.
  • 1982 Nov 2: Harris B. McDowell III (Dem), elected; Richard B. Bugbee (Rep), defeated; Susan E. Bissell (Libertarian), defeated. Herman M. Holloway (Dem), elected; Edwin L. Reynolds (Libertarian), defeated. Robert I. Marshall (Dem), elected; Samuel J. Morano (Rep), defeated. Robert J. Berndt (Rep), elected; Randall B. King (Libertarian), defeated. Myrna L. Bair (Rep), elected; Marie D. Rapposelli (Dem), defeated; James G. Potter (Libertarian), defeated; John W. Kazmirski, Jr. (American), defeated. Andrew G. Knox (Rep), elected; John D. Rogers (Libertarian), defeated. Angelo T. Citro (Rep), elected; Francis L. Winslow (Dem), defeated. John H. Arnold (Rep), elected; H. Lewis Walton III (Dem), defeated; Alan R. Burgess (Libertarian), defeated. Thomas B. Sharp (Dem), elected; John J. Czerwinski (Rep), defeated. James P. Neal (Rep), elected; Paul O. Steele (Dem), defeated; Gregory M. De Cowsky (Citizens), defeated. Roger A. Martin (Dem), elected; Anthony Cortilesso (Rep), defeated; Althea L. Cargill (Libertarian), defeated. Robert T. Connor (Rep), elected unopposed. David B. McBride (Dem), elected unopposed. James T. Vaughn (Dem), elected; Clarke V. Jester (Rep), defeated. Nancy W. Cook (Dem), elected; Jefferson A. Adams (Rep), defeated; Gary L. Hart (Libertarian), defeated. William C. Torbert (Dem), elected; John H. Fillmore (Rep), defeated. Jacob W. Zimmerman (Dem), elected; Emily G. Morris (Rep), defeated. Ruth Ann Minner (Dem), elected; Thomas D. Barnett (Rep), defeated; Terry Lee English (Libertarian), defeated. Thurman G. Adams, Jr. (Dem), elected; Donald L. Donovan (American), defeated. Richard S. Cordrey (Dem), elected; David O. Baynard (Libertarian), defeated. W. Lee Littleton (Rep), elected; Robert T. Webb (Dem), defeated; James C. Walker (American), defeated.
  • 1998: Matthew P. Denn (Dem), defeated.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Margaret R. Henry (Dem), elected unopposed. Robert I. Marshall (Dem), elected; Wesley N. Smith (Rep), defeated. Dallas Winslow (Rep), elected; Kenneth W. Turoczy (Dem), defeated. Liane M. Sorenson (Rep), elected; Victoria Santoro (U.S. Taxpayers), defeated. Steven H. Amick (Rep), elected; Mark E. Amsler (Dem), defeated. Anthony J. Deluca (Dem), elected; Donna Reed (Rep), defeated. Colin R. J. Bonini (Rep), elected; Terry L. Pepper (Dem), defeated. John C. Still III (Rep), elected unopposed. F. Gary Simpson (Rep), elected; Gary W. Downes (Dem), defeated. Robert L. Venables, Sr. (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 2018 Sep 6: Darius J. Brown (Dem), nominated; Bobbie Cummings (Dem), defeated in primary; Samuel L. Guy (Dem), defeated in primary; Herman M. Holloway, Jr. (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2018 Nov 6: Darius J. Brown (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 2018 Sep 6: S. Elizabeth Lockman (Dem), nominated; Jordan Hines (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2018 Nov 6: S. Elizabeth Lockman (Dem), elected unopposed. Laura Sturgeon (Dem), elected; Gregory F. Lavelle (Rep), defeated. Ernesto B. Lopez (Rep), elected; David B. Baker (Dem), defeated. Stephanie L. Hansen (Dem), elected; Christine Metzing (Rep), defeated. Brian Townsend (Dem), elected; Daniel Kapitanic (Rep), defeated. Colin R. J. Bonini (Rep), elected; Louisa Phillips (Dem), defeated.
  • 2018 Sep 6: Justin King (Rep), nominated; Donyale Hall (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2018 Nov 6: W. Charles Paradee III (Dem), elected; Justin King (Rep), defeated. David L. Wilson (Rep), elected; James A. Purcell (Dem), defeated. Bryant L. Richardson (Rep), elected; Robert C. Wheatley (Dem), defeated.
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