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61st Delaware General Assembly

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Preceded by  60th Assembly
Succeeded by  62nd Assembly
61st Delaware General Assembly

The 61st 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 1 and terms began on the first Tuesday in January. It met in Dover, Delaware, convening January 5, 1841, two weeks before the beginning of the first and second year of the administration of Governor William B. Cooper.


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., Kent County
  • House of Representatives

  • Robert Houston, 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

    61st Delaware General Assembly Wikipedia

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