Clerks of Circuit Court 1731-Present

​Name ​Court ​Location ​Dates
​Catesby Cocke ​County ​Colchester ​1731-1742
​Peter Wagener ​County ​Orlando1 ​1742-1752
​John Graham ​County ​Dumfries2 ​1752-1777
​Robert Graham ​County ​Dumfries ​1777-1795
​John I. Williams3 ​County ​Dumfries ​1795-1813
​Philip D. Dawe ​County ​Dumfries/Brentsville ​1813-1832
​John Williams, II ​Circuit4 ​Brentsville5 ​1832-1852
​Philip D. Lipscomb ​Circuit ​Brentsville ​1852-1865
​Modecai B. Sinclair6 ​Circuit ​Brentsville ​1865-1869
​John C. Poor7   (appointed)   ​​Circuit ​Brentsville ​1869-1870
​Little C. Osmun ​Circuit ​Brentsville ​1870-1870
​Lucian A. Davis ​Circuit ​Brentsville ​1871-1887
​Edwin Nelson (appointed) ​Circuit ​Brentsville8 ​1887-1911
​William E. Lipscomb (appointed) ​Circuit ​Manassas ​1911-1911
​John A. Nicol (appointed) ​Circuit ​Manassas ​1911-1911
​James E. Herrell ​Circuit ​Manassas ​1912-1916
​George C. Tyler ​Circuit ​Manassas ​1916-1938
​Leamon Ledman ​Circuit ​Manassas ​1939-1943
​Odale D. Waters (appointed) ​Circuit ​Manassas ​1943-1943
​Worth H. Storke ​Circuit ​Manassas ​1944-1960
​Leda Sowers Thomas ​Circuit ​Manassas ​1960-1971
​Leslie A. Athey ​Circuit ​Manassas ​1971-1973
​Charlton E. Gnadt ​Circuit ​Manassas ​1973-1990
​William M. Ryland (appointed) ​Circuit ​Manassas ​1990-1991
​David C. Mabie ​Circuit ​Manassas ​1992-2007
​Glenda W. Jones (appointed) ​Circuit ​Manassas ​2007-2007
​Michèle B. McQuigg ​Circuit ​Manassas ​2008-present
1The County Court moved to the Vicinity of Orlando (on Quantico Marine Corps Base) in 1742.  
2The County Court moved to Dumfries in 1762.
3This John Williams was the father of the subsequent Clerk of the same name.
4The Circuit Court as known today was established in 1852.
5The County and Circuit Courts moved to Brentsville in 1852.
6On April 5 1869 the military government of Virginia removed Mordecai B. Sinclair as County and Circuit
  Court Clerk.
7The military government of Virginia appointed John C. Poor to be County and Circuit Court Clerk on April 5 1869.
8The County and Circuit Courts moved to Manassas in 1893.
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