68th Delaware General Assembly

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Peter F. Causey
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68th General Assembly
In office
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[edit]

  • Samuel Biddle, New Castle County



Senators were elected by the public for a four-year term, some elected each two year.

New Castle County
Kent County
  • William Collins
  • Daniel Currey
  • Moses Harrington
Sussex County
  • John A. Hazzard
  • John Ponder
  • Elihu J. Pusey

House of Representative[edit]

Representatives were elected by the public for a term, every two years.

New Castle County
  • Samuel Biddle
  • Jonathan Groves
  • John J. Henry
  • David McKee
  • James V. Moore
  • Edward Sheppard
  • David C. Wilson
Kent County
  • John W. Cullen
  • Thomas Draper
  • James B.R. Powell
  • John W. Smith
  • James W. Spruance
  • William Tomlinson
  • John Woodall, Jr.
Sussex County
  • Woolsey Burton
  • Robert G. Ellegood
  • Asbury C. Pepper
  • Burton C. Prettyman
  • Charles Rickards
  • Joseph P.H. Shipley
  • John S. Waples


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

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