51st Delaware General Assembly

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Charles Polk, Jr.
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51st General Assembly
In office
January 2, 1827 – January 1, 1828
Preceded by 50th Assembly
Succeeded by 52nd Assembly

The 51st 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 2, 1827, two weeks before the beginning of the first year of the administration of Governor Charles Polk, Jr.

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.



  • Henry Whiteley, New Castle County

House of Representatives[edit]

  • Archibald Hamilton, New Castle County



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

New Castle County
  • Joseph England
  • Christopher Vandegrift
  • Henry Whiteley
Kent County
Sussex County
  • Jesse Green
  • William N. Polk
  • Peter Robinson

House of Representative[edit]

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

New Castle County
  • Samuel H. Black
  • Josiah F. Clement
  • Daniel Corbit
  • Alexander Crawford
  • John Erwin
  • Archibald Hamilton
  • John Higgins
Kent County
Sussex County
  • Francis Brown
  • Joshua Burton
  • George Phillips
  • Lawrence Riley
  • John Tennent
  • Miles Tindall
  • John Wiltbank


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

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