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Delaware County Sheriffs – 1789 to Present

1789-1792 Nicholas Fairlamb
1792-1795 James Barnard
1795-1798 Abraham Dicks (Two Terms)
1798-1801 John Odenheimer
1801-1804 Matthias Kerlin, Jr.
1804-1807 John Odenheimer
1807-1810 Richard P. Lloyd
1810-1813 Isaac Cochrane
1813-1816 Daniel Thompson
1816-1819 Robert Fairlamb
1819-1822 Samuel Anderson
1822-1825 Joseph Weaver
1825-1828 John Hinkson
1828-1831 Jehu Broomhall
1831- William Baldwin (Died In Office)
1831-1834 Charles Baldwin (Appointed)
1834-1837 Samuel A. Price
1837-1840 Evans S. Way
1840-1843 John Larkin, Jr.
1843-1846 Samuel A. Price
1846-1849 Robert R. Dutton
1849- Jonathan Esrey (Died In Office)
1849-1851 Henry F. Esrey (Appointed)
1851-1854 Aaron Jomes
1854-1857 John M. Hall
1857-1860 Jonathan Vernon
1860-1864 Norris L. Yarnall
1864-1867 A. VanZant
1867-1875 L. Yardel
1875-1878 J. Webster
1878-1880 C. W. Mathews
1880-1882 J.J. Rowland
1882-1885 Wm. Armstrong
1885-1889 W.F. Mathews
1889-1894 G. L. Green
1894-1896 E. T. Carr
1896-1898 J. H. Marshall
1898-1899 D. B. McClure
1899-1902 Ed Obvir
1902-1910 Wm. E. Howard
1910-1914 S. E. Sproul
1914-1918 J. E. Heyburn
1918-1922 Albert Granger
1922-1925 Wesley Allison
1925-1926 Ellis Abrams
1926-1930 Issac Johns
1930-1934 John J. Cain
1934-1938 Nathan Pechin
1938-1942 Raymond Munson
1942-1946 William W. McKim
1946-1950 Robert Watkins
1950-1955 Robert J. McBride
1955-1958 Frank A. Snear
1958-1966 W. Aldrich Price
1966-1974 Paul J. McKinney (Two Terms)
1974-1986 John W. Taylor (Three Terms)
1986-1988 Joseph F. Battle (Appointed Judge)
1988-1991 George W. Hill (Appointed-Elected)
1991-1998 Ann A. Osborne (Appointed-Elected)
1998-2003 Chad F. Kenney (Appointed-Elected)
2003-2013 Joseph F. McGinn
2013-2014 Joseph C. Blackburn, Jr., Interim
2014-2018 Mary McFall Hopper
2018 - Present Jerry L. Sanders, Jr.


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Delaware County, presently consisting of over 184 square miles divided into forty-nine municipalities is the oldest settled section of Pennsylvania.


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