Political party strength in Delaware

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The following table indicates the party of elected officials in the U.S. state of Delaware:

The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:

For years in which a presidential election was held, the table indicates which party's nominees received the state's electoral votes.

The parties are as follows:       American (A),       Democratic (D),       Democratic-Republican (DR),       Federalist (F),       no party (N),       National Republican (NR),       Republican (R), and       Whig (W).

Year Executive offices General Assembly United States Congress Electoral College votes
Governor Lieutenant Governor Attorney General Treasurer Auditor Comm. of Ins. State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class II) U.S. House
1777 John McKinly (N/F)[1][2] [3]
Thomas McKean (N/DR)[1][4]
George Read (N/F)[1][5]
1778 Gunning Bedford, Jr.
Caesar Rodney (N/DR)[1]
1779
1780
1781
John Dickinson (N/F)[1][6]
1782
John Cook (N/F)[1][5]
1783
Nicholas Van Dyke (N/DR)[1]
1784
1785
1786 Joshua Clayton (N/F)
Thomas Collins (N/F)[1][7]
1787
1788
1789
Jehu Davis (N/F)[1][8]
Joshua Clayton (N/F)[1]
1790 Nicholas Ridgely
1791
1792
1793 Joshua Clayton (F)
1794
1795
1796 Gunning Bedford, Sr. (F)[7]
1797
Daniel Rogers (F)[8]
1798
1799 Richard Bassett (F)[9]
1800
1801 Nicholas Van Dyke (F)
James Sykes (F)[5]
1802 David Hall (DR)
1803
1804
1805 Nathaniel Mitchell (F)
1806 Outerbridge Horsey (F)
1807
1808 George Truitt (F) Henry Molleston (F)
1809
1810 Thomas Clayton (F)
1811 Joseph Haslet (DR)
1812
1813
1814 Daniel Rodney (F)
1815 James Rogers
1816
1817 John Clark (F)
1818
1819
1820 Henry Molleston (F)[10]
Jacob Stout (F)[11]
1821 John Collins (DR)[7]
1822
Caleb Rodney (F)[8]
1823 Joseph Haslet (DR)[7]
Charles Thomas (DR)[8]
1824 Samuel Paynter (F)
1825
1826
1827 Charles Polk, Jr. (F)
1828
1829
1830 David Hazzard (NR) Robert Frame
1831
1832
1833 Caleb P. Bennett (D)[7]
1834
1835 James Rogers
1836
Charles Polk, Jr. (W)[8]
1837 Cornelius P. Comegys (W)
1838
1839
1840 Edward W. Gilpin
1841 William B. Cooper (W)
1842
1843
1844
1845 Thomas Stockton (W)[7]
1846
Joseph Maull (W)[8][7]
William Temple (W)[8]
1847 William Tharp (D)
1848
1849
1850 Willard Saulsbury, Sr. (D)
1851 William H. H. Ross (D)
1852
1853
1854
1855 Peter F. Causey (A) George P. Fisher (R)
1856
1857
1858
1859 William Burton (D)
1860 Alfred Wooten
1861
1862
1863 William Cannon (R)[7]
1864 Jacob Moore
1865
Gove Saulsbury (D)[12]
1866
1867
1868
1869 Charles B. Lore (D)
1870
1871 James Ponder (D)
1872
1873
1874 John B. Penington (D)
1875 John P. Cochran (D)
1876
1877
1878
1879 John W. Hall (D) George Gray (D)
1880
1881
1882
1883 Charles C. Stockley (D)
1884
1885 John H. Paynter
1886
1887 Benjamin T. Biggs (D) John Biggs
1888
1889
1890
1891 Robert J. Reynolds (D)
1892 John R. Nicholson
1893
1894
1895 Joshua H. Marvil (R)[7] Robert C. White
William T. Watson (D)[8]
1896
1897 Ebe W. Tunnell (D)
1898
1899 L. Heisler Ball (R) John A. Lingo
1900
1901 John Hunn (R) Philip L. Cannon (R) Herbert H. Ward
1902
1903
1904
1905 Preston Lea (R) Isaac T. Parker (R) Robert H. Richards
1906
1907
1908
1909 Simeon S. Pennewill (R) John M. Mendinhall (R) Andrew C. Gray
1910
1911
1912
1913 Charles R. Miller (R) Colen Ferguson (D) Josiah O. Wolcott (D)
1914
1915
1916
1917 John G. Townsend, Jr. (R) Lewis T. Eliason (D) David J. Reinhardt
1918
1919
1920
1921 William D. Denney (R) J. Danforth Bush (R) Sylvester D. Townsend, Jr.
1922
1923
1924
1925 Robert P. Robinson (R) James H. Anderson (R) Clarence A. Southerland
1926
1927 Jesse Sherwood Cooper, Jr. (D)
1928
1929 C. Douglass Buck (R) James H. Hazel (R) Reuben Satterthwaite, Jr. George S. Williams (R)
1930
1931
1932
1933 Roy F. Corley (R) Daniel J. Layton (R)
P. Warren Green
1934
1935
1936
1937 Richard C. McMullen (D) Edward W. Cooch (D)
1938
1939 James R. Morford
1940
1941 Walter W. Bacon (R) Isaac J. MacCollum (D)
1942
1943 Clair J. Killoran
1944
1945 Elbert N. Carvel (D) Jesse Sherwood Cooper, Jr. (D)
1946
1947 Albert W. James
1948
1949 Elbert N. Carvel (D) Alexis I. du Pont Bayard (D)
1950
1951 H. Albert Young
1952
1953 J. Caleb Boggs (R)[13] John W. Rollins (R)
1954
1955 Joseph D. Craven Clifford E. Hall (D)
1956
1957 David P. Buckson (R)
1958
1959 Januar D. Bove, Jr.
1960
David P. Buckson (R)[5] vacant
1961 Elbert N. Carvel (D) Eugene Lammot (D)
1962
1963 David P. Buckson (R)
1964
1965 Charles L. Terry, Jr. (D) Sherman W. Tribbitt (D)
1966
1967 George W. Cripps (R)
1968 Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew (R) Green tickY
1969 Russell W. Peterson (R) Eugene Bookhammer (R)
1970
1971 W. Laird Stabler, Jr. (R) Emily Womach (D) Robert Short (R) William V. Roth, Jr. (R) Pierre S. du Pont IV (R)
1972
1973 Sherman W. Tribbitt (D) Mary Jornlin (R) F. Earl McGinnes (D) 11R, 10D Joe Biden (D)[14]
1974
1975 Richard R. Wier, Jr. (D) Richard T. Collins (R) 11D, 10R
1976 Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale (D) Green tickY
1977 Pierre S. du Pont, IV (R) James D. McGinnis (D) Thomas R. Carper (D)[15] David H. Elliott (R) 13D, 8R Thomas B. Evans, Jr. (R)
1978
1979 Richard S. Gebelein (R)
1980 Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush (R) Green tickY
1981 Michael N. Castle (R) Thomas W. Spruance (R)
1982
1983 Charles M. Oberly, III (D) Janet C. Rzewnicki (R) Dennis E. Greenhouse (D) Tom Carper (D)
1984
1985 Michael N. Castle[15] Shien Biau Woo (D) David N. Levinson (D)
1986
1987
1988 George H.W. Bush and Dan Quayle (R) Green tickY
1989 Dale E. Wolf (R)
Tom Wagner (R)
1990
1991 15D, 6R
1992
Dale E. Wolf (R)[5] vacant Bill Clinton and Al Gore (D) Green tickY
1993 Tom Carper (D)[13] Ruth Ann Minner (D) Donna Lee Williams (R) Michael N. Castle (R)
1994
1995 M. Jane Brady (R) 12D, 9R
1996
1997
1998
1999 Jack Markell (D)[16] 13D, 8R
2000 Al Gore and Joe Lieberman (D) Red XN
2001 Ruth Ann Minner (D) John Carney (D) Tom Carper (D)
2002
2003
2004 John Kerry and John Edwards (D) Red XN
2005 Carl Danberg (D) Matthew P. Denn (D)
2006
2007 Beau Biden (D)
2008 13D, 8R 22R, 19D Barack Obama and Joe Biden (D) Green tickY
2009 Jack Markell (D) Matthew P. Denn (D) Velda Jones-Potter (D)[17] Karen Weldin Stewart (D) 16D, 5R 24D, 17R Ted Kaufman (D)[17]
2010 Chris Coons (D)
2011 Chip Flowers (D) 14D, 7R 26D, 15R John Carney (D)
2012
2013 13D, 8R 27D, 14R
Year Governor Lieutenant Governor Attorney General Treasurer Auditor Comm. of Ins. State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class II) U.S. House Electoral College votes
Executive offices General Assembly United States Congress

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j President of Delaware.
  2. ^ Was captured and taken prisoner by the British.
  3. ^ Office was created by the Delaware Constitution of 1897, and the first election was conducted in 1900.
  4. ^ Succeeded to office upon the capture of McKinly and resigned upon the return of George Read, the righful successor to McKinly.
  5. ^ a b c d e Succeeded to office upon the resignation of his predecessor.
  6. ^ Resigned to accept election as president of Pennsylvania.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i Died in office.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h Succeeded to office upon the death of his predecessor.
  9. ^ Resigned to accept appointment to U.S. District Court.
  10. ^ Died before taking office; never served as governor.
  11. ^ Succeeded to office upon the death of Governor-elect Molleston.
  12. ^ Succeeded to office upon the death of Cannon, then was elected to office in his own right.
  13. ^ a b Resigned office to begin term in the U.S. Senate
  14. ^ In 2008, simultaneously re-elected and elected vice president of the United States; resigned as senator to take the latter office.
  15. ^ a b Resigned office to begin term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
  16. ^ Elected governor in 2008.
  17. ^ a b Appointed to fill vacancy.

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