127th Delaware General Assembly

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Governor
Sherman W. Tribbitt
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127th General Assembly
In office
January 2, 1973 – January 7, 1975
Preceded by 126th Assembly
Succeeded by 128th Assembly

The 127th 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 2, 1973, which was two weeks before the beginning of the first administrative year of Governor Sherman W. Tribbitt and Eugene Bookhammer as Lieutenant Governor.

Currently the distribution of seats for both houses was based on the interpretation of the federal 1970 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 127th 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]

  • John F. Kirk, Jr., 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. Robert J. Berndt
  • 5. Charles E. Hughes
  • 6. Dean C. Steele
  • 7. Reynolds du Pont
  • 8. Margaret R. Manning
New Castle County
  • 9. George Jarvis
  • 10. Everette Hale
  • 11. Anthony J. Cicione
  • 12. Calvin R. McCullough
  • 13. Francis J. Kearns
  • 14. Roger A. Martin
  • 15. J. Donald Isaacs
Kent County
  • 16. Allen J. Cook
    • Nancy W. Cook
  • 17. Jacob W. Zimmerman
  • 18. William M. Murphy, Jr.
Sussex County
  • 19. Thurman G. Adams, Jr.
  • 20. Richard S. Cordrey
  • 21. 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. Kermit H. Justice
  • 2. Amos B. McCluney, Jr.
  • 3. Henrietta Johnson
  • 4. Marcello Rispoli
  • 5. Casimir S. Jonklert
  • 6. Francis M. Jornlin
  • 7. Joseph P. Ambrosino, Jr.
  • 8. Herbert A. Lesher
  • 9. Clarice U. Heckert
  • 10. Daniel E. Weiss
  • 11. Richard Sincock
  • 12. William T. Poulterer, III
  • 13. Andrew G. Knox
  • 14. Thomas L. du Pont
  • 15. Philip W. Orth
New Castle County
  • 16. John A. Dillman, Jr.
  • 17. John Matushefske
  • 18. Kenneth W. Boulden, Sr.
  • 19. Robert T. Connor
  • 20. John P. Ferguson
  • 21. Robert F. Gilligan
  • 22. John H. Arnold
  • 23. Robert S. Powell
  • 24. James E. Crow
  • 25. John G.S. Billingsley
  • 26. Marion I. Seibel
  • 27. Sandra L. Worthen
  • 28. John F. Kirk, Jr.
  • 29. Winifred Spence
Kent County
  • 30. Robert W. Riddagh
  • 31. Hudson E. Gruwell
  • 32. James D. McGinnis
  • 33. George A. Robbins
  • 34. John E. Morris
  • 35. Robert L. Darlling
Sussex County
  • 36. Lewis B. Harrington
  • 37. Harry E. Derrickson
  • 38. Howard A. Clendaniel
  • 39. Thomas A. Temple, Sr.
  • 40. William J. Gordy
  • 41. Donald J. Lynch

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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