Appointed by Attorney General (Chapter 126, Acts of 1821 December session):
1829-1836 Richard W. Gill

1839-1849 I. Nevett Steele (W)
1850-1851 William M. Addison

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms (Constitution of 1851, Art. V, secs. 1-6):
1851-1855 Lloyd W. Williams
1855-1859 Richard J. Gittings (D)
1859-1865 John T. Ensor (U)

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms (Constitution of 1864, Art. V, secs. 7-11):
1865-1866 John T. Ensor (U)

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms (Constitution of 1867, Art. V, secs. 7-12):
1867-1871 William S. Keech (D)
1871-1875 Joshua Frederick C. Talbott (D)
1875-1879 Jervis Spencer
1879-1883 David Gregg McIntosh (D)
1883-1889 N. Charles Burke
1889 John Israel Yellott (resigned)
1889-1895 Frank I. Duncan
1895-1899 John S. Ensor
1899-1903 John Grason
1903-1912 Robert H. Bussey
1912-1920 George Hartman
1920-1931 H. Courtney Jenifer
1931-1939 James C. L. Anderson
1939-1943 Lawrence E. Ensor (D)
1943-1947 James D. C. Downes
1947-1948 John Grason Turnbull (D)
1949-1951 Francis T. Peach
1951-1955 John E. Raine, Jr. (D)
1955-1967 Frank H. Newell, III (D)
1967-1975 Samuel A. Green, Jr. (D)
1975-2007 Sandra Ann O'Connor (R)
2007- Scott D. Shellenberger (D)

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