|Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates|
Seal of Maryland
|Style||The Honorable (diplomatic)|
Mister Speaker (within the assembly)
|Inaugural holder|| Thomas Wootton |
|Formation||Maryland State Constitution|
|Website||Maryland House of Delegates|
The Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates presides as speaker over the House of Delegates in the state of Maryland in the United States.
The speaker of a deliberative assembly, especially a legislative body, is its presiding officer, or the chair. The title was first used in 1377 in England.
The Maryland House of Delegates is the lower house of the legislature of the State of Maryland. It consists of 141 delegates elected from 47 districts. The House of Delegates Chamber is in the Maryland State House on State Circle in Annapolis, the state capital. The State House also houses the Maryland State Senate Chamber and the offices of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of the State of Maryland. Each delegate has offices in Annapolis, in the nearby Casper R. Taylor Jr. House Office Building.
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|1||Thomas Wootton||Montgomery||February 1777|
|2||Nicholas Thomas||Talbot||March 1777 to March 1778|
|3||William Fitzhugh||Calvert||March 1778 to July 1779|
|4||Josias Beall||Prince George's||November 1779 to June 1780|
|5||William Bruff||Queen Anne's||October 1780 to May 1781|
|6||Turbutt Wright||Queen Anne's||June 11, 1781 to June 14, 1781|
|6||Thomas Cockey Deye||Baltimore||November 1781 to November 1788|
|7||George Dent||Charles||November 1789 to November 1790|
|8||Levin Winder (F)||Somerset||November 1791 to November 1793|
|9||John Parnham||Charles||November 1794|
|10||Matthew Tilghman||Kent||November 1794|
|11||Philip Key||St. Mary's||November 1795 to November 1796|
|12||James Carroll||Baltimore||November 1797|
|13||William Thomas||St. Mary's||November 1797|
|14||Henry Henley Chapman||Charles||November 1798 to November 1799|
|15||Edward Hall||Anne Arundel||November 1800|
|16||Charles Frazier||Queen Anne's||November 1801 to November 1802|
|17||Tobias E. Stansbury||Baltimore||November 1803|
|18||Charles Frazier||Queen Anne's||November 1804|
|19||Tobias E. Stansbury||Baltimore||November 1805 to November 1807|
|20||Levin Winder||Somerset||November 1808 to June 1809|
|21||Tobias E. Stansbury||Baltimore||November 1809 to June 1812|
|22||John Carlyle Herbert (F)||Prince George's||November 1812 to December 1813|
|23||Henry Henley Chapman||Charles||December 1814 to December 1815|
|24||Nicholas Stonestreet||Charles||December 1816 to December 1817|
|25||James Brown||Queen Anne's||December 1818|
|26||Tobias E. Stansbury||Baltimore||December 1819 to December 1821|
|27||William Hammond Marriott||Anne Arundel||December 1822|
|28||Tobias E. Stansbury||Baltimore||December 1823|
|29||William Hammond Marriott||Anne Arundel||December 1824|
|30||Benedict Joseph Semmes (D)||Prince George's||December 1825|
|31||John Grant Chapman (W)||Charles||December 1826|
|32||James W. McCulloh||Baltimore||December 1826|
|33||John Grant Chapman (W)||Charles||December 1827 to December 1828|
|35||Richard Thomas||St. Mary's||December 1830 to December 1832|
|36||Thomas Wright III||Queen Anne's||December 1833|
|37||William J. Blakistone||St. Mary's||December 1834|
|38||Benjamin L. Gantt||Prince George's||December 1835 to December 1836|
|39||William Hallam Tuck||Prince George's||December 1837|
|40||Charles Sterrett Ridgely||Anne Arundel||December 1838|
|41||James Wray Williams (D)||Harford||December 1839|
|41||Charles Sterrett Ridgely||Anne Arundel||December 1840 to March 1841|
|42||Daniel S. Biser (D)||Frederick||December 1841|
|43||John Carroll LeGrand (D)||Baltimore City||December 1841|
|44||Daniel S. Biser (D)||Frederick||December 1842|
|45||William H. Watson||Baltimore City||December 1843|
|46||John Grant Chapman||Charles||December 1844|
|47||William S. Waters||Somerset||December 1845|
|48||Baltimore City||December 1846|
|49||William J. Blakistone||St. Mary's||December 1847|
|50||John Rankin Franklin (W)||Worcester||December 1849|
|51||Elias Ware||Baltimore City||January 1852 to January 1853|
|52||John F. Dent||St. Mary's||January 1854|
|53||William H. Travers||Baltimore City||January 1856|
|54||John Summerfield Berry||Baltimore||January 1858|
|55||Elbridge George Kilbourn||Anne Arundel||January 1860 to July 1861|
|56||John Summerfield Berry||Baltimore||December 1861 to January 1862|
|57||Thomas H. Kemp||Calvert||January 1864|
|58||John M. Frazier (Natl Union)||Baltimore City, District 2||January 1865 to January 1866|
|59||Oliver Miller (D)||Anne Arundel||January 1867|
|60||William A. Stewart (D)||Baltimore City, District 1||January 1868|
|61||Ferdinand Claiborne Latrobe (D)||Baltimore City, District 2||January 1870|
|63||Jesse K. Hines (D)||Kent||January 1874|
|64||Lewis C. Smith (D)||Washington||January 1876|
|65||Fetter S. Hoblitzell (D)||Baltimore City, District 1||January 1878|
|66||Hiram McCullough (D)||Cecil||January 1880|
|67||Otis Keilholtz (D)||Baltimore City, District 3||January 1882|
|68||Joseph Pembroke Thom (D)||Baltimore City, District 2||January 1884|
|69||Joseph B. Seth (D)||Talbot||January 1886|
|70||George M. Upshur (D)||Worcester||January 1888|
|71||John Hubner (D)||Baltimore||January 1890|
|72||Murray Vandiver (D)||Harford||January 1892|
|73||James H. Preston (D)||Baltimore City, District 2||January 1894|
|74||Sydney Emanuel Mudd I (R)||Charles||January 1896|
|75||Louis Schaefer (R)||Baltimore City, District 3||January 1898|
|76||Lloyd Wilkinson (D)||Worcester||January 1900|
|77||Ferdinand Claiborne Latrobe (D)||Baltimore City, District 2||March 1901|
|78||Noble L. Mitchell (D)||Harford||January 1902 to April 1902|
|79||George Y. Everhart (D)||Baltimore||January 1904|
|80||Carville D. Benson (D)||Baltimore||January 1906|
|81||James Enos Ray, Jr. (D)||Prince George's||January 1908|
|82||Adam Peeples (D)||Cecil||January 1910|
|83||James Trippe (D)||Baltimore City, District 3||January 1912 to January 1914|
|84||Philip D. Laird (D)||Montgomery||January 1916|
|85||David Gregg McIntosh, Jr. (D)||Baltimore||June 1917|
|86||Herbert R. Wooden (R)||Carroll||January 1918|
|87||Harford||January 1920 to September 1920|
|88||John L. G. Lee (D)||Harford||January 1922|
|89||Francis P. Curtis (D)||Baltimore City, District 2||January 1924|
|90||E. Brooke Lee (D)||Montgomery||January 1927 to July 1930|
|91||Francis A. Michel (D)||Baltimore City, District 2||January 1931|
|92||T. Barton Harrington (D)||Baltimore City, District 3||January 1933 to November 1933|
|93||Emanuel Gorfine (D)||Baltimore City, District 4||January 1935 to April 1937|
|94||Thomas E. Conlon (D)||Baltimore City, District 5||January 1939 to January 1943|
|95||John S. White (D)||Prince George's||March 1944 to December 1946|
|96||C. Ferdinand Sybert (D)||Howard||January 1947 to November 1950|
|97||John C. Luber (D)||Baltimore City, District 5||January 1951 to June 1958|
|98||Perry O. Wilkinson (D)||Prince George's||January 1959 to May 1962|
|99||A. Gordon Boone (D)||Baltimore||January 1963|
|100||Marvin Mandel (D)||Baltimore City, District 5||February 1964 to January 1969|
|101||Thomas Hunter Lowe (D)||Talbot||January 1969 to July 1973|
|102||John Hanson Briscoe (D)||St. Mary's, later District 29||November 1973 to January 1978|
|103||Baltimore City, District 42||January 1979 to January 1986|
|104||R. Clayton Mitchell, Jr. (D)||Kent, District 36||January 1987 to January 1993|
|105||Casper R. Taylor, Jr. (D)||Allegany, District 1c||January 8, 1994 to January 8, 2003|
|106||Anne Arundel, District 30||January 8, 2003 to April 7, 2019|
John Hanson was a merchant and public official from Maryland during the era of the American Revolution. In 1779, Hanson was elected as a delegate to the Continental Congress after serving in a variety of roles for the Patriot cause in Maryland. He signed the Articles of Confederation in 1781 after Maryland finally joined the other states in ratifying them. In November 1781, he was elected as first President of the Confederation Congress, following ratification of the articles. For this reason, some of Hanson's biographers have argued that he was actually the first holder of the office of president.
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