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. Osmun8 ​Circuit ​Brentsville ​1870-1870
​Lucian A. Davis9 ​Circuit ​Brentsville ​1871-1887
​Edwin Nelson (appointed)10 ​Circuit ​Brentsville11 ​1887-1911
​William E. Lipscomb (appointed)12 ​Circuit ​Manassas ​1911-1911
​John A. Nicol (appointed)13 ​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. Gnadt14 ​Circuit ​Manassas ​1973-1990
​William M. Ryland (appointed)15 ​Circuit ​Manassas ​1990-1991
​David C. Mabie16 ​Circuit ​Manassas ​1992-2007
​Glenda W. Jones (appointed)17 ​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 & served until the end of the year.
8Elected, but died at the end of first year in office.
9See sheet.
10The Count and Circuit Courts moved to Manassas in 1893.
11Appointed Circuit Court Clerk on death of his predecessor in May 1887; elected later that year.
12Appointed Circuit Court Clerk and resigned after one month.
13Appointed Circuit Court Clerk and served to the end of the year.
14Retired before the end of office term.
15Appointed to serve remainder of Gnadt's term.
16Resigned in last year of office.
17Appointed "Acting Circuit Court Clerk" and served until end of year.
 
 
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