Maryland's Secretaries of State

Below is a list of Maryland's Secretaries of State. Vivian V. Si​mpson was the first woman Secretary of State of Maryland.

John H. Culbreth1838
John N. Watkins1849—1851
William Wootton1845—1848
Cornelius McLean1839—1840
John C. Groome1838
Richard C. Hollyday1848—1849
Joseph Hopper Nicholson, II1838—1839
James Murray1840—1841
Henry Hobbs1842
John N. Watkins1844
John N. Watkins1844—1845
John Carroll LeGrand1842—1844
Thomas Wright, III1841—1842
Thomas O'Neal1851—1853
James R. Partridge1858—1861
Nathaniel Cox1854—1857
Jonathan Pinkney1857—1858
Thomas J. Wilson1861—1862
Grayson Eichelberger1861
John Randolph Quinn1853—1854
William B. Hill1862—1866
John Thomas Mason1872—1873
John M. Carter1866—1869
Richard C. Hollyday1869—1872
Richard C. Hollyday1873—1880
Richard C. Hollyday1884
James T. Briscoe1880—1884
George B. Milligan1884—1886
Edward W. LeCompte1886—1893
William T. Brantly1893—1894
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* Appointed assistant to the Secretary of State during the absence of Thomas Elmo Jones, April 20, 1944—February 7, 1946. McWilliams actually held the title only two days, February 7-8, 1946.

** Appointed Interim Secretary of State by Governor Martin O'Malley.

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