68th Delaware General Assembly
Peter F. Causey
|68th General Assembly|
January 2, 1855 – January 6, 1857
|Preceded by||67th Assembly|
|Succeeded by||69th Assembly|
The 68th 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 1st and terms began on the first Tuesday in January. It met in Dover, Delaware, convening January 2, 1855, two weeks before the beginning of the first and second year of the administration of Governor Peter F. Causey.
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 Know Nothing majority.
- Daniel Curry, Kent County
House of Representatives
- Samuel Biddle, New Castle County
Senators were elected by the public for a four-year term, some elected each two year.
House of Representative
Representatives were elected by the public for a term, every two years.
- Martin, Roger A. (1995). Memoirs of the Senate. Newark, Delaware: Roger A. Martin.
Places with more information
- Delaware Historical Society; website; 505 North Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801; (302) 655-7161
- University of Delaware; Library website; 181 South College Avenue, Newark, Delaware 19717; (302) 831-2965