50th Delaware General Assembly

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Samuel Paynter
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50th General Assembly
In office
January 3, 1826 – January 2, 1827
Preceded by 49th Assembly
Succeeded by 51st Assembly

The 50th 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 3, 1826, two weeks before the beginning of the third year of the administration of Governor Samuel Paynter.

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 affect the number of delegates. Both chambers had a Federalist majority.



House of Representatives[edit]



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

New Castle County
  • John Erwin
  • Christopher Vandegrift
  • Henry Whiteley
Kent County
Sussex County
  • Charles M. Cullen
  • Jesse Green
  • William N. Polk

House of Representative[edit]

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

New Castle County
Kent County
  • Martin W. Bates
  • John Brinkle
  • Joel Clements
  • Elias Naudain, Jr.
  • William Saulsbury
  • Thomas M. Stout
  • Samuel Warren, Jr.
Sussex County
  • Francis Brown
  • Joshua Burton
  • Spencer Phillips
  • John Robinson
  • Whiting Sanford
    • Caleb S. Layton
  • Purnal Tindall
  • George Truitt


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

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