120th Delaware General Assembly

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Governor
J. Caleb Boggs
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120th General Assembly
In office
January 6, 1959 – January 3, 1961
Preceded by 119th Assembly
Succeeded by 121st Assembly

The 120th 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, 1959, which was two weeks before the beginning of the seventh administrative year of Governor J. Caleb Boggs and the third administrative year of David P. Buckson 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 120th Delaware General Assembly session both chambers had a Democratic majority.

Leadership[edit]

Senate[edit]

House of Representatives[edit]

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. James H. Snowden
  • 2. John B. Reilly, Sr.
  • 3. Reynolds du Pont
  • 4. Wilmer F. Williams
  • 5. Calvin R. McCullough
  • 6. Jacob A. Correll
  • 7. Jesse F. Watson
Kent County
  • 1. Henry T. Price, Sr.
  • 2. Allen J. Cook
  • 3. Walter Simpson
  • 4. Peter Nechay
  • 5. Harry E. Mayhew
Sussex County
  • 1. Walter J. Hoey
  • 2. Earle M. Tull
  • 3. Curtis W. Steen
  • 4. Lemuel Hickman
  • 5. Harvey B. Spicer

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. Paul F. Livingston
  • 2. Russell D.F. Dineen
  • 3. Harry G. Lawson
  • 4. Paul E. Shockley
  • 5. Joseph S. Latina
  • 6. T. Lees Bartleson
  • 7. F. Earl McGinnes, Jr.
  • 8. Margaret R. Manning
  • 9. Charles S. Kleinbach
  • 10. James R. Quigley
  • 11. Robert E. Pawson
  • 12. Robert C. Davidson
  • 13. Sherman W. Tribbitt
  • 14. Charles Gove, Jr.
  • 15. Charles R. Pryor
Kent County
  • 1. Charles C. King
  • 2. Edward J. Long, Jr.
  • 3. Edward F. Wright
  • 4. William W. Opdyke, Jr.
  • 5. Charles F. Richards, Sr.
  • 6. Elmer L. Betts
  • 7. Harvey P. Fifer
  • 8. William J. Paskey, Jr.
  • 9. George W. Cain
  • 10. George A. Robbins
Sussex County
  • 1. W. Carlton Clifton
  • 2. Edgar English
  • 3. Norman A. Eskridge
  • 4. Roy A. Cannon
  • 5. Paul H. Kenney
  • 6. James W. Carmean
  • 7. Tilghman S. Johnson
  • 8. Joseph B. Walls
  • 9. William E. Graves
  • 10. William T. Best

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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