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58th Delaware General Assembly

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Preceded by  57th Assembly
Succeeded by  59th Assembly
58th Delaware General Assembly

The 58th 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 after November 1st and terms began on the first Tuesday in January. It met in Dover, Delaware, convening January 6, 1835, two weeks before the beginning of the third and fourth year of the administration of Governor Caleb P. Bennett. He died July 11, 1836 and replaced the remainder of the fourth year by Governor Charles Polk, Jr.


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 Whig majority.


  • Charles Polk, Jr., Sussex County
  • House of Representatives

  • William D. Waples, Sussex County
  • Senate

    Senators were elected by the public for a four-year term, some elected each two year.

    House of Representative

    Representatives were elected by the public for a term, every two years.

    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

    58th Delaware General Assembly Wikipedia

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