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      Delaware's Constitution was changed in 1897 to include the office of Lieutenant Governor in the year of 1900. Prior to this time there was a Speaker of the Senate that was elected by the combined state senators. I am trying to gather more information about those who have served. Hopefully more information will be coming soon! If you know more about any of these Lt. Governors please send me an "e-mail". Thanks.



1st

( January 15, 1901 ~ January 17, 1905 )

Sussex County ~ Republican ~ Age 50


Interesting Fact(s):

Son of Delaware's 41st Governor "William Cannon"
Studied at Dickinson College but did not graduate.
He & his brother, Henry Laws Cannon, ran a canning factory.

Date & place of birth:

June 28, 1850 ~ Near Bridgeville, Delaware

Parents:

"Governor William Cannon" & Magaret Ann ( Laws ) Cannon

Married:

Hester Polk Jacobs ~ " View her online memorial "

Children:

C. Leon Cannon ~ " View his online memorial "
William Cannon ~ " View his online memorial "
Ella Polk Cannon ~ " View her online memorial "
Philip Holland Cannon ~ " View his online memorial "

Public service:

  • Elected as Delaware's 1st Lt. Governor by defeating William F. Hoey and served with Delaware's 53rd Governor "John Hunn" from January 15, 1901 to January 17, 1905.

Date & place of death:

June 20, 1929 ~ Lewes, Delaware

Interred:

Bridgeville Cemetery, Bridgeville, Delaware ~ " Click Here " to view Lt. Governor Cannon's "Find A Grave" record.

Home(s): - ( currently unknown )




2nd

( January 17, 1905 ~ January 19, 1909 )

Republican ~ Age 55


Date & place of birth:

1849, place currently unknown

Parents:

( currently unknown )

Married:

( currently unknown )

Children:

( currently unknown )

Public service:

  • Elected as Delaware's 2nd Lt. Governor by defeating James R. Clements and served with Delaware's 54th Governor "Preston Lea" from January 17, 1905 to January 19, 1909

Died:

1911, place currently unknown

Interred:

( currently unknown )

Home:

( currently unknown )




3rd

( January 19, 1909 ~ January 21, 1913 )

New Castle County ~ Republican ~ Age 47


Date & place of birth:

September 30, 1861, Place currently unknown

Parents:

Edward & Lydia S. (Marshall) Mendinhall

Married:

Fannie J. Pusey - ( 1863-1957 ) ~ " View her online memorial "

Children:

Sarah - ( 1892 - ?? )

Public service:

  • Elected as Delaware's 3rd Lt. Governor by defeating James T. Lowe and served with Delaware's 55th Governor "Simeon Selby Pennewill" from January 19, 1909 to January 21, 1913

Died:

1938, Place currently unknown

Interred:

Wilmington & Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, Delaware ~ "Click Here" for Lt. Governor Mendinhall's "Find A Grave" record.

Home(s):

Newport, Delaware




4th

( January 21, 1913 ~ January 16, 1917 )

New Castle County ~ Democrat


Interesting Fact(s):

  • 1st Lieutenant Governor to be of a different party than the Governor.
  • Oldest Lieutenant Governor to take office ~ age 74.

Date & place of birth:

( currently unknown )

Parents:

( currently unknown )

Married:

( currently unknown )

Children:

( currently unknown )

Public service:

  • Elected as Delaware's 4th Lt. Governor by defeating Harry K. Fooks and served with Delaware's 56th Governor "Charles Robert Miller" from January 21, 1913 to January 16, 1917.

Died:

( currently unknown )

Interred:

( currently unknown )

Home(s):

Blackbird, Delaware




5th

( January 16, 1917 ~ May 2, 1919 )

New Castle County ~ Democrat ~ Age 66


Interesting Fact(s):

  • 2nd Lieutenant Governor to be of a different party than the Governor.
  • Only Lieutenant Governor to die while in office.

Date & place of birth:

September 15, 1850, Place currently unknown

Parents:

Andrew Eliason & Lydia Cann Eliason

Married:

Lillie Perkins (Sentman) Eliason

Children:

( currently unknown )

Public service:

  • Elected as Delaware's 5th Lt. Governor by defeating George M. Fisher and served with Delaware's 57th Governor "John Gillis Townsend, Jr." from January 16, 1917 to May 2, 1919.

Died:

May 2, 1919, New Castle, Delaware

Interred:

Glebe Cemetery, New Castle, Delaware ~ "Click Here" for Lt. Governor Eliason's "Find A Grave" record.

Home(s):

New Castle, Delaware



Delaware's Lieutenant Governor's office was vacant from the time of Lieutenant Governor Eliason's passing on May 2, 1919 until January 18, 1921.




6th

( January 18, 1921 ~ January 20, 1925 )

New Castle County ~ Republican ~ Age 53


Date & place of birth:

December 4, 1868 ~ Place unknown

Parents:

George W. Bush

Married:

( currently unknown )

Children:

( currently unknown )

Public service:

  • Elected as Delaware's 6th Lieutenant Governor by defeating Herman C. Taylor and served with Delaware's 58th Governor "William duHamel Denney" from January 18, 1921 to January 20, 1925

Died:

December 4, 1926 ~ Place unknown

Interred:

( currently unknown )

Home ( s ):

( currently unknown )




7th

( January 20, 1925 ~ January 15, 1929 )


Republican ~ Age 45


Date & place of birth:

November 12, 1878 ~ ( place unknown )

Parents:

( currently unknown )

Married:

Blanche Anderson

Children:

( currently unknown )

Public service:

  • Elected as Delaware's 7th Lt. Governor by defeating Merrill H. Tilghman and served under Delaware's 59th Governor "Robert Pyle Robinson" from January 20, 1925 to January 15, 1929.

Died:

1936 ~ ( place unknown )

Interred:

Barratts Chapel Cemetery, Frederica, Delaware ~ "Click Here" for Lt. Governor Anderson's "Find A Grave" record.

Home(s):

( currently unknown )




8th

( January 15, 1929 ~ January 17, 1933 )


Kent County ~ Republican ~ Age 40


Date & place of birth:

July 21, 1888 ~ Dover, Delaware

Parents:

( currently unknown )

Married:

( currently unknown )

Children:

( currently unknown )

Public service:

  • Elected as Delaware's 8th Lt. Governor by defeating Willard Boyce and served during the first term of Delaware's 60th Governor "Clayton Douglass Buck, Sr."
  • Was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1936.

Died:

January, 1965 ~ Dover, Delaware

Interred:

Lakeside Cemetery, Dover, Delaware ~ "Click Here" for Lt. Governor Hazel's "Find A Grave" record.

Home(s):

( currently unknown )




9th

( January 17, 1933 ~ January 19, 1937 )


Kent County ~ Republican ~ Age 56 ~ Dentist


Date & place of birth:

November 1, 1874

Parents:

( currently unknown )

Married:

( currently unknown )

Children:

( currently unknown )

Public service:

  • Elected and served as Mayor of Smyrna, Delaware
  • Elected as Delaware's 9th Lt. Governor by defeating William Dickson and served under Delaware's 61st Governor "Clayton Douglass Buck, Sr." from January 17, 1933 to January 19, 1937

Died:

April 4, 1953

Interred:

( currently unknown )

Home(s):

Smyrna, Delaware




10th

( January 19, 1937 ~ January 21, 1941 )


New Castle County ~ Democrat ~ Age 60


Date & place of birth:

January 17, 1876 ~ Wilmington, Delaware

Parents:

Joseph Wilkins & Mary Evarts Webb Cooch.

Married:

Eleanor Bedford Wilkins ~ " View her online memorial "

Children:

Thomas Cooch ~ " View his online memorial "
Edward W. Cooch

Public service:

  • Elected as Delaware's 10th Lt. Governor and served under Delaware's 62nd Governor "Richard Cann McMullen" from January 19, 1937 to January 21, 1941

Died:

November 22, 1964, Delaware

Interred:

Welsh Tract Cemetery, Newark, Delaware ~ "Click Here" for Lt. Governor Cooch's "Find A Grave" record

Home(s):

( currently unknown )




11th

( January 21, 1941 ~ January 16, 1945 )


Kent County ~ Democrat ~ Age 51 ~ Protestant ~ Physician


Interesting Fact(s):

3rd Lt. Governor to be of a different party than the Governor.
1st Lt. Governor to later run for Governor.
Graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in 1914.

Date & place of birth:

August 18, 1889 ~ Fenwick Island, Delaware

Parents:

Orlando L. and Ella James MacCollum

Married:

Marion Maclay MacCollum of PA.

Children:

No Children

Public service:

  • Elected as Delaware's 11th Lt. Governor by defeating Earle D. Willey and served with Delaware's 63rd Governor "Walter Wolfkiel Bacon" from January 21, 1941 to January 16, 1945
  • Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1944
  • Unsuccessful in his attempt in 1944 to become Delaware's 64th Governor being defeated by incumbant Governor "Walter Wolfkiel Bacon"

Died:

December, 1968

Interred:

Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden, Delaware ~ "Click Here" for Lt. Governor MacCollum's "Find A Grave" record.

Home(s):

Wyoming, Delaware


" Delaware Statewide Election Results "

( winner marked in bold  ~    *   =  incumbant )

Year
 Type Election 
Office
Name
Party
    Votes    
 Percent 
Opponent
Party
    Votes    
 Percent 
 1940 
General
 Lieutenant Governor 
 Isaac J. MacCollum  
 Democratic 
?
 ? 
 Earle D. Willey 
 Republican 
 ? 
 ? 
 1944 
General
 Governor 
 Isaac J. MacCollum  
 Democratic 
62,156
 49% 
 Walter W. Bacon* 
 Republican 
 63,829 
 51% 




      


12th

( January 16, 1945 to January 18, 1949 )

Sussex County - Democrat - Age 34 - Businessman - Episcopalian



4th Lt. Governor to be of a different party than the Governor.

View his records as the "65th Governor" & "69th Governor" of Delaware for more

Served with Governor "Walter W. Bacon" during his second term as 64th Governor





13th

( January 18, 1949 ~ January 20, 1953 )

New Castle County ~ Democrat ~ Age 30 ~ Lawyer


Interesting Fact(s):

Son of "U.S. Senator Thomas F. Bayard, Jr."
Grandson of "U.S. Senator Thomas F. Bayard, Sr."
Great Grandson of "U.S. Senator James A. Bayard, Jr."
Great-Great Grandson of "U.S. Senator James A. Bayard, Sr."
Great-Great-Great Grandson of "Governor Richard Bassett"

Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II
Was wounded in Iwo Jima and received the "Purple Heart" during World War II

Date & place of birth:

February 11, 1918, Wilmington, Delaware

Parents:

Thomas Francis, Jr. and Elizabeth Bradford du Pont Bayard

Married:

Jane Brady Hildreth Bayard ~ " View her online memorial "

Children:

Alexis I. du Pont Bayard, Jr.
Eugene Hildreth Bayard
and Richard Henry Bayard

Public service:

  • Elected as Delaware's 13th Lt. Governor by defeating Chester V. Townsend, Jr. and served with Delaware's 65th Governor "Elbert Nostrand Carvel" from January 18, 1949 to January 20, 1953.
  • Unsuccessful in his attempt to become Delaware's U.S. Senator being defeated in 1952 by incumbant Senator "John J. Williams".

Died:

September 3, 1985, Wilmington, Delaware

Interred:

Old Swedes Church, Wilmington, Delaware ~ "Click Here" for Lt. Governor Bayard's "Find A Grave" record.

Home(s):

Rockland, Delaware


" Delaware Statewide Election Results "

( winner marked in bold  ~    *   =  incumbant )

Year
 Type Election 
Office
Name
Party
    Votes    
 Percent 
Opponent
Party
    Votes    
 Percent 
 1948 
General
 Lieutenant Governor 
 Alexis I. du Pont Bayard  
 Democratic 
74,605
 53% 
 Chester V. Townsend, Jr. 
 Republican 
 65,545 
 47% 
 1952 
General
 U.S. Senator 
 Alexis I. du Pont Bayard  
 Democratic 
77,685
 45% 
 John J. Williams* 
 Republican 
 93,020 
 55% 




14th

( January 20, 1953 ~ January 15, 1957 )

New Castle County ~ Republican ~ Age 36 ~ Businessman


Date & place of birth:

August 24, 1916 - Keith, Georgia

Parents:

John William Rollins & Claudia Nace Rollins

Married ( 3 Times ):

Katharine Elizabeth "Kitty" Jacob
Linda Kuechler
Michele Metrinko

Children:

John W. Rollins, Jr. ~ " View his online memorial "
James Edward Rollins ~ " View his online memorial "
Catherine Ann Rollins
Patrick Emerson Rollins
Ted
Jeff
Michele
Monique
Michael
Marc

Public service:

  • Elected as Delaware's 14th Lt. Governor by defeating Vernon B. Derrickson and served with Delaware's 66th Governor "James Caleb Boggs" from January 20, 1953 to January 15, 1957
  • Unsuccessful in his attempt to become Delaware's 69th Governor being defeated by past Governor "Elbert N. Carvel"

Died:

April 4, 2000 - Greenville, Delaware

Interred:

Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Owls Nest, Delaware ~ "Click Here" for Lt. Governor Rollin's "Find A Grave" record.

Home(s):

Greenville, Delaware


" Delaware Statewide Election Results "

( winner marked in bold  ~    *   =  incumbant )

Year
 Type Election 
Office
Name
Party
    Votes    
 Percent 
Opponent
Party
    Votes    
 Percent 
 1952 
General
 Lieutenant Governor 
 John W. Rollins, Sr.  
 Republican 
86,622
 51% 
 Vernon B. Derrickson 
 Democratic 
 83,300 
 49% 
 1960 
General
 Governor 
 John W. Rollins, Sr.  
 Republican 
94,043
 48% 
 Elbert N. Carvel 
 Democratic 
 100,792 
 52% 




   Portrait of Gov. Buckson   


15th

( January 15, 1957 ~ December 30, 1960 )

Kent County - Republican - Age 36 - Lawyer, Judge - Methodist



View his record as the "68th Governor" of Delaware for more
Served with Governor "J. Caleb Boggs" during his second term as 54th Governor






16th

( January 17, 1961 ~ January 19, 1965 )

New Castle County - Democrat - Age 61


Date & place of birth:

May 22, 1899

Parents:

( currently unknown )

Married:

( currently unknown )

Children:

( currently unknown )

Public service:

  • Elected as Delaware's 16th Lieutenant Governor by defeating future U.S. Senator "William V. Roth" and served with Delaware's 69th Governor "Elbert Nostrand Carvel" during his 2nd term from January 17, 1961 to January 19, 1965

Died:

March, 1987 - Place unknown

Interred:

Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, Delaware ~ "Click Here" for Lieutenant Governor Lammot's "Find A Grave" record.

Home(s):

( currently unknown )




      


17th

( January 19, 1965 ~ January 21, 1969 )

New Castle County ~ Democrat ~ Age 42 ~ Merchant ~ Methodist




View his record as the "72nd Governor" of Delaware for more

Served with Governor "Charles Layman Terry, Jr." - ( 70th Governor )

"Click Here" for a biography of Sherman W. Tribbitt






18th

( January 21, 1969 ~ January 16, 1973 )

Sussex County ~ Republican ~ Age 51


Interesting Fact(s):
     Only Lt. Governor to serve under two different Governor's.
     1st Lt. Governor to serve two consecutive terms in office.
     Served with the U.S. Army in World War II and received the "Bronze Star" and "Puprle Heart".


      

Date & place of birth:

June 14, 1918 ~ Lewes, Delaware

Parents:

William Hayes and Winifred (Jenkins) Bookhammer.

Married:

Mary Catherine "Kitty" Williams ~ 1942.

Children:

Joy Bookhammer Basinski
Jeanie Bookhammer Greenhaugh

Public service:

  • Served as a Delaware State Senator from 1962 through 1968.
  • Elected as Delaware's 18th Lieutenant Governor by defeating incumbant Lieutenant Governor "Sherman W. Tribbitt" and served with Delaware's 71st Governor "Russell W. Peterson" from January 21, 1969 to January 16, 1973.
  • Elected as Delaware's 19th Lieutenant Governor by defeating Clifford Hearn and served with Delaware's 72nd Governor "Sherman Willard Tribbitt" from January 16, 1973 to January 18, 1977

Died:

February 23, 2013 - Lewes, Delaware

Interred:

Bethel Methodist Cemetery, Lewes, Delaware ~ "Click Here" for Lieutenant Governor Bookhammer's "Find A Grave" record.

Home(s):

Lewes, Delaware




19th

( January 16, 1973 ~ January 18, 1977 )

Sussex County ~ Republican ~ Age 55


Interesting Fact(s):

     5th Lt. Governor to be of a different party than the Governor.
     Only Lt. Governor to serve under two different Governor's.
     1st Lt. Governor to serve two consecutive terms in office.
     Served with the U.S. Army in World War II and received the "Bronze Star" and "Puprle Heart".


      

Date & place of birth:

June 14, 1918 ~ Lewes, Delaware

Parents:

William Hayes and Winifred (Jenkins) Bookhammer.

Married:

Mary Catherine "Kitty" Williams ~ 1942.

Children:

Joy Bookhammer Basinski
Jeanie Bookhammer Greenhaugh

Public service:

  • Served as a Delaware State Senator from 1962 through 1968.
  • Elected as Delaware's 18th Lieutenant Governor by defeating incumbant Lieutenant Governor "Sherman W. Tribbitt" and served with Delaware's 71st Governor "Russell W. Peterson" from January 21, 1969 to January 16, 1973.
  • Elected as Delaware's 19th Lieutenant Governor by defeating Clifford Hearn and served with Delaware's 72nd Governor "Sherman Willard Tribbitt" from January 16, 1973 to January 18, 1977

Died:

February 23, 2013 - Lewes, Delaware

Interred:

Bethel Methodist Cemetery, Lewes, Delaware ~ "Click Here" for Lieutenant Governor Bookhammer's "Find A Grave" record.

Home(s):

Lewes, Delaware




20th

( January 18, 1977 ~ January 20, 1981 )

Kent County ~ Democrat ~ Age 44 ~ Real Estate


Interesting Fact(s):

     6th Lt. Governor to be of a different party than the Governor.
     Served as a Delaware State Representive & Delaware State Senator.


      

Date & place of birth:

January 11, 1932 - Chicago, Illinois

Parents:

Philip A. and Evelyn Mousel McGinnis

Married:

Mary Jane Richards

Children:

Philip J. McGinnis
James E. McGinnis
Donna McGinnis McKamy

Public service:

  • Served as a Delaware State Representative from 1962 through 1976.
  • Elected as Delaware's 20th Lieutenant Governor by defeating Andrew Foltz and served with Delaware's 73rd Governor "Pierre Samuel "Pete" du Pont, IV" from January 18, 1977 to January 20, 1981.

Date & place of Passing:

February 24, 2009 - Dover, Delaware

Interred:

Holy Cross Cemetery ~ Dover, Delaware ~ "Click Here" for Lt. Governor McGinnis' "Find A Grave" record.

Home(s):

Dover, Delaware


" Delaware Statewide Election Results "

( winner marked in bold  ~    *   =  incumbant )

Year
 Type Election 
Office
Name
Party
    Votes    
 Percent 
Opponent
Party
    Votes    
 Percent 
 1976 
General
 Lieutenant Governor 
 James D. McGinnis  
 Democratic 
110,328
 50.4% 
 Andrew Foltz 
 Republican 
 107,075 
 48.9% 




      


21st

( January 20, 1981 ~ January 15, 1985 )

New Castle County ~ Republican ~ Age 41 ~ Lawyer ~ Catholic

U.S. Representative from Delaware

( January 3, 1993 - January 3, 2011 - 9 Terms )




View his record as the "75th Governor" and "76th Governor" of Delaware for more

Served with "Governor Pierre Samuel du Pont, IV" during his second term as the 74th Governor

Served as the U.S. Representative from Delaware - ( January 3, 1993 - January 3, 2011 - 9 Terms )

"Click Here" to go to Rep. Castle's biographical congressional Page




22nd

( January 15, 1985 ~ January 20, 1989 )

New Castle County ~ Democrat ~ Age 47 ~ Professor




      

Interesting Fact(s):
     First Asian-American to obtain this office in Delaware & United States History
     7th Lt. Governor to be of a different party than the Governor.

Date & place of birth:

August 13, 1937 ~ Shanghai, China

Parents:

( currently unknown )

Married:

( Name currently unknown )

Children:

( Two Children )

Public service:

Home(s):

Newark, Delaware


" Delaware Statewide Election Results "

( winner marked in bold  ~    *   =  incumbant )

Year
 Type Election 
Office
Name
Party
    Votes    
 Percent 
Opponent
Party
    Votes    
 Percent 
 1984 
" Primary "
 Lieutenant Governor 
 Shien Biau Woo 
 Democratic 
14,131
 42% 
 Nancy W. Cook 
 David B. McBride 
 Democratic 
 Democratic 
 10,590 
 9,260 
 31% 
 27% 
 1984 
General
 Lieutenant Governor 
 Shien Biau Woo 
 Democratic 
121,095
 50% 
 Battle R. Robinson 
 Republican 
 120,666 
 50% 
 1988 
" Primary "
 U.S. Senator 
 Shien Biau Woo 
 Democratic 
20,225
 50% 
 Samuel S. Beard 
 Democratic 
 20,154 
 50% 
 1988 
General
 U.S. Senator 
 Shien Biau Woo 
 Democratic 
92,378
 38% 
 William V. Roth, Jr. 
 Republican 
 151,115 
 62% 
 1992 
" Primary "
 U.S. Representative 
 Shien Biau Woo 
 Democratic 
28,732
 74% 
 Ernest L. Ercole 
 Democratic 
 10,329 
 26% 
 1992 
General
 U.S. Representative 
 Shien Biau Woo 
 Democratic 
117,426
 43% 
 Michael N. Castle 
 Republican 
 153,037 
 55% 




       


23rd

( January 20, 1989 to December 31, 1992 )

New Castle County - Republican - Age 64




View his record as the "77th Governor" of Delaware for more

Served with Governor "Michael N. Castle" during his second term as the 76th Governor







      


24th & 25th

( January 19, 1993 to January 3, 2001 )

Kent County - Democrat - Age 58


Interesting Fact(s):
      2nd Lt. Governor to serve consecutive terms in Delaware History
      First female to serve as Lt. Governor in Delaware History

View her record as the "80th Governor" of Delaware for more

Served with Governor "Thomas Richard Carper" during both of his terms as Delaware's 78th & 79th Governor





26th & 27th

( January 16, 2001 to January 20, 2009 )

New Castle County - Democrat - Age 45

U.S. Representative from Delaware

( January 3, 2011 to Present )


      

Interesting Fact(s):
      3rd Lt. Governor to serve consecutive terms in Delaware History

Date & place of birth:

May 20, 1956 ~ Wilmington, Delaware

Parents:

John & Ann Carney

Married:

Tracey

Children:

Samuel
James

Public service:

  • Elected as Delaware's 26th & 27th Lt. Governor and served with Delaware's 80th & 81st Governor "Ruth Ann Minner" serving from January 16, 2001 to January 20, 2009.
  • Elected as Delaware's U.S. Representative in 2010 and is currently serving his 3rd term in that office.
"Click Here" to go to Rep. Carney's home Page.


" Delaware Statewide Election Results "

( winner marked in bold  ~    *   =  incumbant )

Year
 Type Election 
Office
Name
Party
    Votes    
 Percent 
Opponent
Party
    Votes    
 Percent 
 2000 
General
 Lieutenant Governor 
 John Carney  
 Democratic 
193,348
 62% 
 Dennis J. Rochford 
 Republican 
 119,943 
 38% 
 2004 
General
 Lieutenant Governor 
 John Carney* 
 Democratic 
218,272
 62% 
 James P. Ursomarso 
 Republican 
 127,425 
 36% 
 2008 
" Primary "
 Governor 
 John Carney   
 Democratic 
36,112
 49% 
 Jack Markell 
 Democratic 
 37,849 
 51% 
 2010 
General
 U.S. Representative 
 John Carney 
 Democratic 
173,443
 57% 
 Glen Urquhart 
 Republican 
 125,408 
 41% 
 2012 
General
 U.S. Representative 
 John Carney* 
 Democratic 
249,905
 64% 
 Tom Kovach 
 Republican 
 129,749 
 33% 





28th & 29th

( January 20, 2009 to January 6, 2015 )


      

Interesting Fact(s):
      Was appointed as Attorney General of Delaware on January 6, 2015 due to the passing of Joseph Robinette "Beau" Biden III.

Date & place of birth:

February 9, 1966 ~ Wilmington, Delaware

Parents:

Morton and Marilyn Denn

Married:

Michele Denn

Children:

Adam Denn
Zach Denn

Public service:

  • Elected as Delaware's 28th & 29th Lieutenant Governor with Delaware's 82nd Governor "Jack Markell".  He served from January 20, 2009 to January 6, 2015.
  • Currently serving as Delaware's Attorney General.
  • Also served: Delaware Insurance Commissioner ( 2005 to 2009 )

"Click Here" for a biography of Matthew Denn.


" Delaware Statewide Election Results "

( winner marked in bold  ~    *   =  incumbant )

Year
 Type Election 
Office
Name
Party
    Votes    
 Percent 
Opponent
Party
    Votes    
 Percent 
 2004 
" Primary "
 Insurance Commissioner 
 Matthew P. Denn  
 Democratic 
18,436
 58% 
 Karen Weldin Stewart 
 Democratic 
 13,363 
 42% 
 2004 
General
 Insurance Commissioner 
 Matthew P. Denn  
 Democratic 
182,619
 53% 
 David H. Ennis 
 Republican 
 163,027 
 47% 
 2008 
General
 Lieutenant Governor 
 Matthew P. Denn  
 Democratic 
236,741
 61% 
 Charles L. Copeland 
 Republican 
 149,222 
 39% 
 2012 
General
 Lieutenant Governor 
 Matthew P. Denn*  
 Democratic 
238,957
 61.6% 
 Cheryl Valenzuela 
 Republican 
 143,978 
 37.1% 



The office of Lieutenant Governor of Delaware is currently " Vacant "
( See Above )


      

Email any questions or comments to:
Russ Pickett

Last update: Sunday, December 20, 2015