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Morris County Sheriffs Site Map
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There have been sixteen men and one woman who have served as Sheriff.  Two men served twice.
Name Dates Served
Aurelius Ragland* 12 May 1875-4 November 1884
A. W. Sweeney 4 November 1884-3 November 1896
Ira P. Forsyth 3 November 1896-6 November 1900
R. F. Conley 6 November 1900-8 November 1904
R. L. Cason 8 November 1904-6 November 1906
J. C. Copello 6 November 1906-8 November 1910
E. J. Smith 8 November 1910-7 November 1916
J. B. Ponder** 7 November 1916-April 1934
J. L. Ponder 18 April 1934-1 January 1935
Ben B. Garrett 6 November 1934-1 January 1945
A. E. Howell 6 November 1956-7 February 1961
Helen (Mrs. A. E.) Howell 13 February 1961-25 October 1962
Joe Starrett 25 October 1962-31 December 1975
Max McGee 1 January 1976-8 June 1976
Neil McKinney 8 June 1976-15 April 1980
Joe Skipper 5 May 1980-?
Jack Martin Presently serving
  *First Sheriff.  Buried in Daingerfield Cemetery.  Born 6 December 1845; died 8 August 1898.  Private in Byard's Regiment, Texas Cavalry, CSA
  **Served seventeen years and three months, the longest in Morris County history.

 

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