103rd Delaware General Assembly

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Governor
Robert P. Robinson
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103rd General Assembly
In office
January 6, 1925 – January 4, 1927
Preceded by 102nd Assembly
Succeeded by 104th Assembly

The 103rd Delaware General Assembly was a meeting of the legislative branch of the state government, consisting of the Delaware Senate and the Delaware House of Representatives. Elections were held the first Tuesday after November 1 and terms began in Dover on the first Tuesday in January, this date was January 6, 1925, which was two weeks before the beginning of the first administrative year of Governor Robert P. Robinson and James H. Anderson as Lieutenant Governor.

Currently the distribution of the Senate Assembly seats was made to seven senators for New Castle County and for five senators to each Kent and Sussex counties. Likewise the current distribution of the House Assembly seats was made to fifteen representatives for New Castle County and for ten representatives each to Kent and Sussex counties, the actual population changes of the county did not directly affect the number of senators or representatives at this time.

In the 103rd Delaware General Assembly session the Senate had a Democratic majority and the House had a Republican majority.

Leadership[edit]

Senate[edit]

House of Representatives[edit]

  • Henry C. Downward, New Castle County, Republican

Members[edit]

Senate[edit]

About half of the State Senators were elected every two years for a four-year term, they were from a district in a specific county, with the number of districts determined by the state constitution, not the size of the population.

New Castle County
  • 1.William A. Simonton
  • 2. Leroy Kramer
  • 3. John G. Highfield, Jr.
  • 4. William Lord
  • 5. Richard T. Cann, Jr.
  • 6. Frank R. Pool
  • 7. Harris B. McDowell, Sr.
Kent County
  • 1. Charles W. Hardesty
  • 2. John W. Attix
  • 3. Charles du P. Ridgely
  • 4. Willard S. Jester
  • 5. Isaac W. Betts
Sussex County
  • 1. Harry W. Viven
  • 2. William F. Allen
  • 3. William C. Truitt
  • 4. Elisha A. Steele
  • 5. Jacob Prettyman

House of Representative[edit]

All the State Representatives were elected every two years for a two-year term, they were from a district in a specific county, with the number of districts determined by the state constitution, not the size of the population.

New Castle County
  • 1. Joseph Scheifele
  • 2. William Wintrub
  • 3. Henry C. Downward
  • 4. William E. Virden
  • 5. George W. Sebold
  • 6. Florence H. Hanby
  • 7. William H. Hollingsworth
  • 8. Irvin G. Klair
  • 9. James C. Hasting
  • 10. Edward T. Weer
  • 11. John L. Deputy
  • 12. John W. Spicer
  • 13. John W. Carrow, Jr.
  • 14. George T. Stant
  • 15. Ridgely Nickerson
Kent County
  • 1. Clifford Jones
  • 2. Edward T. Paradee
  • 3. Howard W. Hilyard
  • 4. John Ashton
  • 5. Carroll B. Massey
  • 6. Alexander L. Curtis
  • 7. Fred A. Townsend
  • 8. Joseph F. Stewart
  • 9. William Croll
  • 10. James H. Latchum, Jr.
Sussex County
  • 1. Robert H. Derrickson
  • 2. Charles W. McCauley
  • 3. John R. Cannon
  • 4. George H. Matthews
  • 5. Howard H. Dickerson
  • 6. Harley P. White
  • 7. Louis A. Drexler
  • 8. George F. Phillips
  • 9. George H. Short
  • 10. John A. Lingo

References[edit]

  • Hoffecker, Carol E. (2004). Democracy in Delaware. Wilmington, Delaware: Cedar Tree Books. ISBN 1-892142-23-6. 
  • Martin, Roger A. (1995). Memoirs of the Senate. Newark, Delaware: Roger A. Martin. 

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