By: Russell S. Pickett
( All weblinks within this document are "Blue" )

      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 Lt. Governor of Delaware
( January 15, 1901 to January 17, 1905 )

Interesting Fact(s):
     Son of Delaware's 41st Governor
"William Cannon"

  • Date & place of birth: - ( currently unknown )

  • Parents: "Governor William Cannon" & Magaret Ann (Barker) Cannon

  • Married: - ( currently unknown )

  • Children: - ( currently unknown )

  • 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: - ( currently unknown )

  • Interred: - ( currently unknown )

  • Home(s): - ( currently unknown )




2nd Lt. Governor of Delaware
( January 17, 1905 to January 19, 1909 )




3rd Lt. Governor of Delaware
( January 19, 1909 to January 21, 1913 )

"Click Here" for Lt. Governor Mendinhall's "Find A Grave" record.




4th Lt. Governor of Delaware
( January 21, 1913 to January 16, 1917 )

Interesting Fact(s):
     1st Lt. Governor to be of a different party than the Governor.
     Oldest Lt. Governor to take office - age 74.




5th Lt. Governor of Delaware
( January 16, 1917 to May 2, 1919 )

Interesting Fact(s):
     2nd Lt. Governor to be of a different party than the Governor.
     Only Lt. Governor to die while in office.

     "Click Here" for Lt. Governor Eliason's "Find A Grave" record




6th Lt. Governor of Delaware
( January 18, 1921 to January 20, 1925 )




7th Lt. Governor of Delaware
( January 20, 1925 to January 15, 1929 )




8th Lt. Governor of Delaware
( January 15, 1929 to January 17, 1933 )




9th Lt. Governor of Delaware
( January 17, 1933 to January 19, 1937 )




10th Lt. Governor of Delaware
( January 19, 1937 to January 21, 1941 )

"Click Here" for Lt. Governor Cooch's "Find A Grave" record




11th Lt. Governor of Delaware
( January 21, 1941 to January 16, 1945 )

Interesting Fact(s):
     3rd Lt. Governor to be of a different party than the Governor
     1st Lt. Governor to later run for Governor
     Democrat, Phycisian, Protestant

"Click Here" for Lt. Governor MacCollum's "Find A Grave" record




      


12th Lt. Governor of Delaware
( January 16, 1945 to January 18, 1949 )






13th Lt. Governor of Delaware
( January 18, 1949 to January 20, 1953 )

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"

  • Date & place of birth: February 11, 1918, Wilmington, Delaware

  • Parents: Thomas Francis, Jr. and Elizabeth Bradford du Pont Bayard

  • Married: - ( currently unknown )

  • Children: - ( currently unknown )

  • Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II
  • Professionally a lawyer
  • 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

  • Died:September 3, 1985, Wilmington, Delaware

  • Interred:Old Swedes Church, Wilmington, Delaware

  • Home(s): - ( currently unknown )

"Click Here" for Lt. Governor Bayard's "Find A Grave" record




14th Lt. Governor of Delaware
( January 20, 1953 to January 15, 1957 )

"Click Here" for Lt. Governor Rollin's "Find A Grave" record




   Portrait of Gov. Buckson   


15th Lt. Governor of Delaware
( January 15, 1957 to December 30, 1960 )











16th Lt. Governor of Delaware
( January 17, 1961 to January 19, 1965 )




      


17th Lt. Governor of Delaware
( January 19, 1965 to January 21, 1969 )








18th Lt. Governor of Delaware
( January 21, 1969 to January 16, 1973 )

Interesting Fact(s):
     Only Lt. Governor to serve under two Governor's of different political parties.
     1st Lt. Governor to serve two consecutive terms in office.




19th Lt. Governor of Delaware
( January 16, 1973 to January 18, 1977 )

Interesting Fact(s):
     Only Lt. Governor to serve under two Governor's of different political parties.
     1st Lt. Governor to serve two consecutive terms in office.




20th Lt. Governor of Delaware
( January 18, 1977 to January 20, 1981 )

"Click Here" for Lt. Governor McGinnis' "Find A Grave" record




      


21st Lt. Governor of Delaware
( January 20, 1981 to January 15, 1985 )
U.S. Representative from Delaware
( January 3, 1993 to Present )




22nd Lt. Governor of Delaware
( January 15, 1985 to January 20, 1989 )


      

Interesting Fact(s):
     First Asian-American to obtain this office in Delaware & U.S. History





       


23rd Lt. Governor of Delaware
( January 20, 1989 to December 31, 1992 )









      


24th & 25th Lt. Governor of Delaware
( January 19, 1993 to January 3, 2001 )

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





26th & 27th Lt. Governor of Delaware
( January 16, 2001 to January 20, 2009 )


      

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




Matthew Denn
28th Lt. Governor of Delaware
( January 20, 2009 to Present )


      

      

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Russ Pickett

Last update: Tuesday, October 26, 2010