County Clerks

John W. Smith

May 1, 1837

Thomas H.O.S. Addicks

February 1, 1841

February 3, 1845

James L. Trueheart (External Site)

August 7, 1848

An irregularity appeared in this election. John Young was charged with voting twice in an election and his bond signed by James L. Trueheart.

September 23, 1848

Samuel S. Smith

August 3, 1850

August 2, 1852

August 7, 1854

August 4, 1856

August 2, 1858

August 4, 1860

August 4, 1862

August 1, 1864

Peyton L. Smythe

August 12, 1865

Appointed by Gov. A.J. Hamilton

June 23, 1866

Mortimer Slocum

January 23, 1868

Appointed provisional by General J.J. Reynolds

Samuel S. Smith

February 15, 1876

Elected

November 3, 1878

November 2, 1880

Died August 17, 1882

Thad W. Smith

August 18, 1882

Appointed and qualified

Thad W. Smith

November 7, 1882

November 4, 1884

November 2, 1886

November 4, 1888

November 4, 1890

November 4, 1892

November 4, 1894

Frank Mc C. Newton

November 3, 1896

November 3, 1898

November 4, 1900

Died April 1, 1902

Frank R. Newton

April 1, 1902

Appointed and qualified

November 3, 1904

Nov. 4, 1906 – Dec. 31, 1920

Jack Burke

January 1, 1921 – 1934

Bernard W. Ladon

1934

George W. Huntress, Jr.

Jan. 1, 1935 – Dec. 31, 1936

Albert G. Trawalter

January 1, 1937

George Turkey

1944

Fred Huntress

Jan. 1, 1945 - Dec. 31, 1962

James W. Knight

January 1, 1963 – April 1976

Died in office

Robert D. Green

April 1976

Appointed by County Commissioners

November 1976-1994

Elected

Gerry Rickhoff

1995 to Present