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21st Delaware General Assembly

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Preceded by  20th Assembly
Succeeded by  22nd Assembly
21st Delaware General Assembly

The 21st 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 of October and terms began on the first Tuesday in January. It met in Dover, Delaware, convening January 3, 1797, two weeks before the beginning of the second year of the administration of Governor Gunning Bedford, Sr.. After his death on September 18, 1797, Daniel Rogers inherited the position.


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 Federalist majority.


  • Daniel Rogers, Sussex County
  • House of Representatives

  • Stephen Lewis, Kent County
  • Senate

    Senators were elected by the public for a three-year term, one third posted each year.

    House of Representative

    Representatives were elected by the public for a one-year term.

    Places with more information

  • Delaware Historical Society; website; 505 North Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801; (302) 655-7161
  • University of Delaware; Library website; 181 South College Avenue, Newark, Delaware 19717; (302) 831-2965
  • References

    21st Delaware General Assembly Wikipedia

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