26th Delaware General Assembly

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26th General Assembly
In office
January 5, 1802 – January 4, 1803
Preceded by 25th Assembly
Succeeded by 27th Assembly

The 26th 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 of October and terms began on the first Tuesday in January. It met in Dover, Delaware, convening January 5, 1802, two weeks before the beginning of the first year of the administration of Governor David Hall.

The apportionment of seats was permanently assigned to three senators and seven representatives for each of the three counties. Population of the county did not effect the number of delegates. Both chambers had a Federalist majority.



House of Representatives[edit]

  • Stephen Lewis, Kent County



Senators were elected by the public for a three-year term, one third posted each year.

New Castle County
  • John Bird
  • Thomas Fitzgerald
  • Robert Maxwell
Kent County
Sussex County

House of Representative[edit]

Representatives were elected by the public for a one-year term.

New Castle County
  • George Clark, Jr.
  • William Cooch
  • Joseph England
  • Philip Lewis
  • Caesar A. Rodney
  • Abraham Staats
  • Adam Williamson
Kent County
  • James Henry
  • Stephen Lewis
  • John Marim
  • Henry Molleston
  • Nicholas Ridgely
  • William Sorden
  • William Warner
Sussex County


  • Martin, Roger A. (1995). Memoirs of the Senate. Newark, Delaware: Roger A. Martin. 

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