125th Delaware General Assembly

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Governor
Russell W. Peterson
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125th General Assembly
In office
January 7, 1969 – January 5, 1971
Preceded by 124th Assembly
Succeeded by 126th Assembly

The 125th 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 7, 1969, which was two weeks before the beginning of the first administrative year of Governor Russell W. Peterson and Eugene Bookhammer as Lieutenant Governor.

Currently the distribution of seats for both houses was based on a court interpreted interpretation of the federal 1960 census. It resulted in a large shift in membership numbers to the New Castle County area and ruling that the election districts would abandonment of county lines for their boundaries, but could design whatever district boundaries that would accomplish such population equals. Subsequent census were adjusted such boundaries to continue such adjectives, the next being in 1972.

In the 124th Delaware General Assembly session both chambers had a Republican majority.

Leadership[edit]

Senate[edit]

House of Representatives[edit]

  • George C. Hering, III, New Castle County, Republican

Members[edit]

Senate[edit]

About half the State Senators were elected every two years for a four-year term, except the decade district redesign year, when all served two years. They were designed for equal populations from all districts and its accomplishment occasionally included some territory from two counties.

New Castle County
  • 1. Michael N. Castle
  • 2. Herman M. Holloway, Sr.
  • 3. George F. Schlor
  • 4. Dean C. Steele
  • 5. Louise Conner
  • 6. Reynolds du Pont
  • 7. Margaret R. Manning
New Castle County
  • 8. Anthony J. Cicione
  • 9. William F. Hart
  • 10. Melvin A. Slawik
  • 11. Calvin R. McCullough
  • 12. Everette Hale
  • 13. J. Donald Isaacs
Kent County
  • 14. Allen J. Cook
  • 15. Andrew Foltz
  • 16. George A. Robbins
Sussex County
  • 17. Frank R. Grier
  • 18. Thomas E. Hickman, Jr.
  • 19. David H. Elliott

House of Representative[edit]

All the State Representatives were elected every two years for a two-year term. They were designed for equal populations from all districts and its accomplishment occasionally included some territory from two counties.

New Castle County
  • 1. Abe Goldfeder
    • Sidney Balick
  • 2. Clifford B. Hearn, Jr.
  • 3. Oliver S. Fonville
  • 4. Charles Butcher
  • 5. John J. McMahon
  • 6. George C. Hering, III
  • 7. Robert J. Berndt
  • 8. Herbert A. Lesher
  • 9. Clarice U. Heckert
  • 10. David S. Benson
  • 11. Thomas L. Little
  • 12. Pierre S. du Pont, IV
  • 13. W. Laird Stabler
New Castle County
  • 14. Mario Pagano
    • Joan C. Wright
  • 15. William L. Frederick
  • 16. Warren B. Burt
  • 17. Philip W. Orth
  • 18. John A. Dillman, Jr.
  • 19. Ernest S. Spence
  • 20. Kenneth W. Boulden, Sr.
  • 21. Edward S. Stansky
  • 22. John F. Kirk, Jr.
  • 23. George Jarvis
  • 24. Joseph R. Murphy, Jr.
  • 25. John G.S. Billingsley
  • 26. Marion I. Seibel
  • 27. Jerome N. Unruh
Kent County
  • 28. Robert W. Riddagh
  • 29. Lorin B. Sebrell
  • 30. Jacob W. Zimmerman
  • 31. W. Neal Moerschel
  • 32. Joseph L. Rawlins
  • 33. G. Robert Quillen
Sussex County
  • 34. Lewis B. Harrington
  • 35. Louis W. Burton
  • 36. R. Glen Mears, Sr.
  • 37. William H. Phillips
  • 38. George E. Gray
  • 39. Robert M. Dodge

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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