SHERIFF'S OF JEFFERSON COUNTY ILLINOIS

  Submitted by Roy Dean Bradford

The first Sheriff's served a two-year term and could succeed themselves. 
In 1876 this was changed to a four-year term and the Sheriff was not to succeed himself. 
The new Illinois Constitution, ratified in 1976, changed this again stating that a Sheriff
could succeed himself.

1.   Lewis Watkins              1818-1824       3 two-year terms
2.   W. L. Howell               1824-1826
3.   Nicholas Wren              1826-1828
4.   James Bowman               1828-1842       7 two-year terms
5.   W. J. Stephenson           1842-1848       3 two-year terms
6.   Wiley Piper                1848-1850
7.   J. R. Satterfield          1850-1852
8.   William Dodds              1852-1854
9.   John R. Allen              1854-1856
10.  James Wescott              1856-1858
11.  John Bagwell               1858-1860
12.  C. G. Vaughn               1860-1862
13.  J. B. Goodrich             1862-1864
14.  C. G. Vaughn               1864-1866
15.  William Dodds              1866-1868
16.  W. E. Coffey               1868-1874       3 two-year terms 
17.  J. B. Goodrich             1874-1876
18.  George W. Yost             1876-1882       1 two-year term and 1 four-year term.
19.  Thomas M. Gray             1882-1886
20.  Sam Cooper                 1886-1890
21.  Thomas M. Gray             1890-1894
22.  John R. Ward               1894-1898
23.  Tom E. Manion              1898-1902
24.  Sam S. Howe                1902-1906
25.  Grant Irvin                1906-1910
26.  W. S. Payne                1910-1914
27.  Tom Pasley                 1914-1918
28.  Grant Holcomb              1918-1919       Dec. 18, 1918 to Oct. 1919
29.  Grant Irvin                1919-1922       Oct., 1919 to Dec., 1922
30.  Grant Holcomb              1922-1926
31.  T. Hal Smith               1926-1930
32.  Bill Groves                1930-1934
33.  Clyde Mitchell             1934-1938
34.  Arthur Owens               1938-1942
35.  Glenn Murphy               1942-1946
36.  Chris Johnson              1946-1950
37.  Roy Taylor                 1950-1954
38.  Leonard "Smokey" Wood      1954-1958
39.  Robert Ruddick             1958-1962
40.  Dewey E. Barton            1962-1966
41.  Robert Ruddick             1966-1970
42.  Dayton Harlan              1970-1974
43.  Bill Hill                  1974-1978
44.  Bob D. Pitchford           1978-May 4,1993  (died in office)
45.  Roy Dean Bradford          June,1993 
46.  Roger Mulch                present 


 

 
 
 

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