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Pennsylvania: Secretaries of the Commonwealth


Pennsylvania Secretaries of the Commonwealth, 1777-1991 (May be incomplete!)
Timothy Matlack 1777-83 John Armstrong, Jr. 1783-87 Charles Biddle 1787-91 Alexander J. Dallas 1791-1801 Thomas McKean Thompson 1801-08 Nathaniel B. Boileau 1808-17 Thomas Sergeant 1817-19 Samuel D. Ingham 1819-20 Andrew Gregg 1820-23 Molton C. Rogers 1823-26 Isaac D. Barnard 1826-27 Calvin Blythe 1827-29 Samuel McKean 1829-33 James Findley 1833-35 Thomas H. Burrowes 1835-39 Francis R. Shunk 1839-42 Anson V. Parsons 1842-43 Charles McClure 1843-45 Jesse Miller 1845-48 Townsend Haines 1848-50 Alexander L. Russel 1850-52 Francis W. Hughes 1852-53 Charles A. Black 1853-55 Andrew G. Curtin 1855-58 William M. Heister 1858-61 Eli Slifer 1861-67 Francis Jordan 1867-73 Matthew S. Quay 1873-78 John Blair Linn 1878-79 Matthew S. Quay 1879-82 Francis Jordan 1882-83 William S. Stenger 1883-87 Charles W. Stone 1887-90 Jacob H. Longnecker 1890-91 William F. Harrity 1891-95 Frank Reeder 1895-97 David Martin 1897-99 William W. Griest 1899-1903 Frank M. Fuller 1903-05 Robert McAfee 1905-15 Cyrus E. Woods 1915-21 Bernard J. Myers 1921-23 Clyde L. King 1923-26 E. H. Conarroe 1926-27 Charles Johnson 1927-29 Robert R. Lewis 1929-30 James Walker 1930-31 Richard J. Beamish 1931-34 John J. Owen 1934-35 David L. Lawrence 1935-39 Sophia M. R. O'Hara 1939-43 Charles M. Morrison 1943-49 Gene D. Smith 1949-55 James A. Finnegan 1955 Henry E. Harner 1956 James A. Finnegan 1956-58 John S. Rice 1958-61 E. James Trimarchi, Jr. 1961-63 George I. Bloom 1963-65 Jerry Rich 1965 W. Stuart Helm 1965-67 Craig Truax 1967 Joseph J. Kelley, Jr. 1968-71 C. DeLores Tucker 1971-77 James D. Golden 1977 Barton A. Fields 1977-79 Ethel D. Allen 1979 William R. Davis 1979-85 Richard E. Anderson 1985 Robert A. Gleason, Jr. 1985-87 James J. Haggerty 1987-89 Christopher A. Lewis 1989-91 Robert N. Grant 1991

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1801 Apr 27: Alexander J. Dallas, resigned.
  • 1826 Jan 2: Molton C. Rogers, resigned.
  • 1843 Feb 16: Anson V. Parsons, resigned.
  • 1897 Sep 8: Frank Reeder, resigned.
  • 1905 Jul 10: Frank M. Fuller, died in office.
  • 1921 Jul 20: Cyrus E. Woods, resigned; Bernard J. Myers, appointed.
  • 1923 Jan 16: Bernard J. Myers, resigned.
  • 1926 Oct 16: Clyde L. King, resigned.
  • 1929 May 5: Charles Johnson, resigned.
  • 1930 May 23: Robert R. Lewis, resigned.
  • 1949 Oct 26: Charles M. Morrison, resigned.
  • 1955 Dec 15: James A. Finnegan, resigned.
  • 1958 Mar 26: James A. Finnegan, died in office.
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