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Maryland: State Attorneys General


Maryland State Attorneys General, 1777-2007 (May be incomplete!)
James Tilghman 1777-78 Luther Martin 1778-1805 William Pinkney 1805-06 John Thomson Mason 1806 John Johnson 1806-11 John Montgomery 1811-18 Luther Martin 1818-22 Thomas B. Dorsey 1822-24 Thomas Kell 1824-27 Roger B. Taney 1827-31 Josiah Bayly 1831-46 George R. Richardson 1846-51 Robert J. Brent 1851 Alexander Randall 1865-67 Isaac D. Jones 1867-71 Andrew K. Syester 1871-75 Charles J. M. Gwinn 1875-83 Charles B. Roberts 1883-87 William Pinkney Whyte 1887-91 John P. Poe 1891-95 Harry M. Clabaugh 1895-99 George R. Gaither 1899 Isidor Rayner 1899-1903 William Shepard Bryan, Jr. 1903-07 Isaac Lobe Straus 1907-11 Edgar Allan Poe 1911-15 Albert C. Ritchie 1915-19 Ogle Marbury 1919 Alexander Armstrong 1919-23 Thomas H. Robinson 1923-30 William Preston Lane, Jr. 1930-34 Herbert R. O'Conor 1934-38 William C. Walsh 1938-45 William Curran 1945-46 Hall Hammond 1946-52 Edward D. E. Rollins 1952-54 C. Ferdinand Sybert 1954-61 Thomas B. Finan 1961-66 Robert C. Murphy 1966 Francis B. Burch 1966-78 Jon F. Oster 1979 George A. Nilson 1979 Stephen H. Sachs 1979-87 J. Joseph Curran, Jr. 1987-2007 Doug Gansler 2007-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1851 Feb 10: George R. Richardson, died in office.
  • 1930 Sep 8: Thomas H. Robinson (Dem), nominated, but died before the election.
  • 1930 Oct 12: Thomas H. Robinson, died in office.
  • 1930 Nov 4: William Preston Lane, Jr. (Dem), elected; David A. Robb (Rep), defeated; William A. Toole (Socialist), defeated; Word H. Mills (Labor), defeated; Isidore Samuelson (Communist), defeated.
  • 1958: C. Maurice Weidemeyer (Rep), defeated.
  • 1966 Sep 13: Francis B. Burch (Dem), nominated; E. Clinton Bamberger, Jr. (Dem), defeated in primary; Francis X. Gallagher (Dem), defeated in primary; Ernest N. Cory, Jr. (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1966 Sep 13: William O. Doub (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1966 Nov 8: Francis B. Burch (Dem), elected; William O. Doub (Rep), defeated.
  • 1970 Nov 3: Francis B. Burch (Dem), elected; Thomas M. Anderson, Jr. (Rep), defeated.
  • 1986: J. Joseph Curran, Jr., elected.
  • 1990: J. Joseph Curran, Jr., elected.
  • 1994: J. Joseph Curran, Jr., elected.
  • 1998 Nov 3: J. Joseph Curran, Jr. (Dem), elected; Paul H. Rappaport (Rep), defeated.
  • 2002 Sep 10: J. Joseph Curran, Jr. (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 2002 Sep 10: Edwin MacVaugh (Rep), nominated; Jeffrey N. Pritzker (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2002 Nov 5: J. Joseph Curran, Jr. (Dem), elected; Edwin MacVaugh (Rep), defeated.
  • 2006 Sep 12: Doug Gansler (Dem), nominated.
  • 2007 Nov 6: Doug Gansler (Dem), elected.
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