46th Delaware General Assembly

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John Collins & Caleb Rodney
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46th General Assembly
In office
January 1, 1822 – January 7, 1823
Preceded by 45th Assembly
Succeeded by 47th Assembly

The 46th 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 1, 1822, two weeks before the beginning of the year of the administration of Governor John Collins. He died April 16, 1822 and Governor Caleb Rodney took administration.

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]

  • Alrichs Ryland, New Castle County



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

New Castle County
Kent County
Sussex County

House of Representative[edit]

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

New Castle County
  • Jesse Chandler
  • John Harlan
  • Washington Rice
  • Alrichs Ryland
  • William Seal
  • John Sutton
  • William Weldon, II
Kent County
  • William Hopkins
  • James B. Macomb
  • Samuel Mifflin
  • Henry M. Ridgely
  • Robert Register
  • George Walker
  • Samuel Warren, Jr.
Sussex County
  • Joshua Burton
  • Charles M. Cullen
  • George Howard
  • Peter Robinson
  • David Smith
  • Thomas Townsend
  • John Wilson


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

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