132nd Delaware General Assembly

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Governor
Pierre S. du Pont, IV
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132nd General Assembly
In office
January 4, 1983 – January 8, 1985
Preceded by 131st Assembly
Succeeded by 133rd Assembly

The 132nd 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 1st and terms began in Dover on the first Tuesday in January. This date was January 3, 1983, which was two weeks before the beginning of the seventh administrative year of Republican Governor Pierre S. du Pont, IV from New Castle County and the third year for Republican Lieutenant Governor Michael N. Castle, also from New Castle County.

Currently the distribution of seats for both houses was based on the interpretation of the federal 1980 census. It resulted in a large numbers of membership numbers in the New Castle County area and ruling that the election districts would abandonment of county lines for their boundaries, but would design whatever district boundaries that would accomplish such population equals.

In the 132nd Delaware General Assembly session both chambers had a Democratic majority.

Leadership[edit]

Senate
House of Representatives

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. Harris B. McDowell, III
  • 2. Herman M. Holloway, Sr.
  • 3. Robert I. Marshall
  • 4. Robert J. Berndt
  • 5. Myrna L. Bair
  • 6. Andrew G. Knox
  • 7. Angelo T. Citro
New Castle County
  • 8. John H. Arnold
  • 9. Thomas B. Sharp
  • 10. James P. Neal
  • 11. Roger A. Martin
  • 12. Robert T. Connor
  • 13. David B. McBride
  • 14. James T. Vaughn
Kent County
  • 15. Nancy W. Cook
  • 16. William C. Torbert
  • 17. Jacob W. Zimmerman
  • 18. Ruth Ann Minner
Sussex County
  • 19. Thurman G. Adams, Jr.
  • 20. Richard S. Cordrey
  • 21. W. Lee Littleton

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. Orlando J. George, Jr.
  • 2. Al O. Plant, Sr.
  • 3. Herman M. Holloway, Jr.
    • James H. Sills, Jr.
  • 4. Kevin Free
  • 5. Casimir S. Jonkiert
  • 6. David H. Ennis
  • 7. Gwynne P. Smith
  • 8. David D. Brady
  • 9. Charles L. Hebner, Sr.
  • 10. Jane P. Maroney
  • 11. Marybeth T. Boykin
  • 12. Philip J. Corrozi
  • 13. John F. Van Sant, III
  • 14. John A. Campanelli
New Castle County
  • 15. Rodney Dixon
  • 16. William I. Houghton
  • 17. Jeffrey G. Mack
  • 18. Terry R. Spence
  • 19. Robert F. Gilligan
  • 20. Roger P. Roy
  • 21. Vincent P. Meconi
  • 22. Joseph R. Petrilli
  • 23. Ada Leigh Soles
  • 24. William A. Oberle, Jr.*
  • 25. Marian P. Anderson
  • 26. Richard Myers
    • Richard F. Davis
  • 27. Katherine M. Jester
Kent County
  • 28: Bruce C. Ennis
  • 29. Donald M. Clark
  • 30. George R. Quillen
  • 31. E. Stuart Outten, Jr.
  • 32. Edward J. Bennett
  • 33. Harry K.F. Terry
  • 34. Gerald A. Buckworth
Sussex County
  • 35. B. Bradford Barnes
  • 36. Howard A. Clendaniel
  • 37. Jay D. Wingate
  • 38. George H. Bunting, Jr.
  • 39. Evelyn K. Fallon
  • 40. Carroll B. Cordrey
  • 41. Charles P. West

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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