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Roster of State Librarians

Appointed by the Assembly

Benjamin Franklin Clerk of the Assembly December 5, 1745
Charles Norris Keeper of the Books December 26, 1754

Appointed by the Library Committee

John Fisher State Librarian 1816-1819
William Musgrave State Librarian 1819-1832
James Wright State Librarian 1832-1839
George R. Espy State Librarian 1839-1841
E. P. Hughes State Librarian 1841-1842
Henry K. Strong State Librarian 1842-1845
Seth Salisbury State Librarian 1845-1849
James Johnston State Librarian 1849-1850
Thomas C. MacDowell State Librarian 1850-1852
James Martin State Librarian 1852-1853
William T. Sanders State Librarian 1853-1854

Appointed by the Governor

Rev. William R. DeWitt State Librarian 1854-1863
Wein Forney State Librarian 1863-1872
Rev. Obadiah H. Miller State Librarian 1872-1878
Rev. Charles L. Ehrenfeld State Librarian 1878-1882
Rev. Charles J. Little State Librarian 1882-1885
Edward Stuck State Librarian 1885-1887
William H. Egle State Librarian 1887-1898
George Edward Reed State Librarian 1898-1903
Thomas Lynch Montgomery State Librarian and Director of Museum 1903-1921
Rev. George P. Donehoo State Librarian and Director of Museum 1921-1924
Anna Addams MacDonald State Librarian and Director of Museum (Acting) 1924-1927
Frederic A. Godcharles State Librarian 1927-1931
Gertrude MacKinney State Librarian 1931-1935
Dr. Charles F. Hoban State Librarian and Director of Museum 1935-1936
Dr. Joseph L. Rafter State Librarian 1936-1940
Alfred Decker Keator State Librarian 1940-1951
Douglas A. Portzline State Librarian (Acting) 1952-1955
Nell Stevens State Librarian (Acting) 1955-1957
Ralph Blasingame State Librarian 1957-1964
Ernest E. Doerschuk, Jr. State Librarian 1964-1978
Patricia Broderick State Librarian (Acting) 1978-1980
Elliot Shelkrot State Librarian 1980-1987
David R. Hoffman State Librarian (Acting) 1987-1988
Sara Ann Parker Deputy Secretary of Education, Commissioner of Libraries, and State Librarian 1988-1995
Gary D. Wolfe Deputy Secretary of Education, Commissioner of Libraries, and State Librarian 1995-2003
Mary Clare Zales Deputy Secretary of Education, Commissioner of Libraries, and State Librarian 2004-2012
Alice L. Lubrecht Deputy Secretary of Education, Commissioner of Libraries, and State Librarian (Acting) 2012-2012
Stacey A. Aldrich Deputy Secretary of Education, Commissioner of Libraries, and State Librarian 2012-2015
Brian Dawson Deputy Secretary of Education, Commissioner of Libraries, and State Librarian (Acting) 2015-2015
Glenn Miller Deputy Secretary of Education, Commissioner of Libraries, and State Librarian 2015-to date