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73rd Delaware General Assembly

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Preceded by  72nd Assembly
Succeeded by  74th Assembly
73rd Delaware General Assembly

The 73rd 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 3, 1865, two weeks before the beginning of the third and fourth year of the administration of Governor William Cannon. He died March 1, 1865 and nearly all the time was covered by Gove Saulsbury.


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 affect the number of delegates. Both chambers had a Democratic majority.


  • Gove Saulsbury, Kent County
  • William Hitch, Sussex County
  • House of Representatives

  • Shephard P. 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

    73rd Delaware General Assembly Wikipedia

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