Pennsylvania: Presidents: 1777-1790

The terms of the Presidents of the Supreme Executive Council are presumed to commence with the swearing-in as required by Sect. 40 of the Constitution of 1776, and to end with the expiration of 3-year terms as members of the Council (councillor).
President
4 Mar 1777 - 23 May 1778 Thomas Wharton, Jr. (x)
Vice President (ex officio)
23 May 1778 - 1 Dec 1778 George Bryan
President
1 Dec 1778 - 12 Oct 1779 Joseph Reed [1]
Vice President (ex officio)
12 Oct 1779 - 15 Oct 1779 Matthew Smith
President
15 Oct 1779 - 9 Oct 1781 Joseph Reed (x)
Vice President (ex officio)
9 Oct 1781 - 15 Nov 1781 William Moore
President
15 Nov 1781 - 8 Oct 1782 William Moore (x)
Vice President (ex officio)
8 Oct 1782 - 7 Nov 1782 James Potter
President
7 Nov 1782 - 11 Oct 1785 John Dickinson [2]
Vice President (ex officio)
11 Oct 1785 - 18 Oct 1785 Charles Biddle
President
18 Oct 1785 - 14 Oct 1788 Benjamin Franklin (x)
Vice President (ex officio)
15 Oct 1788 - 5 Nov 1788 David Redick
President
5 Nov 1788 - 21 Dec 1790 Thomas Mifflin

[1] Joseph Reed was elected a councillor for the county of Philadelphia in the General Election of 13 Oct 1778 to complete the 3-year term of Thomas Wharton, Jr. (died 23 May 1778), ending on the day of next General Election (12 Oct 1779); due to the expiration of his term as a councillor (12 Oct 1779), Reed ceased to hold the office of President of the Supreme Executive Council, but on the same day he was again returned as councillor for the county of Philadelphia and was re-elected as President 15 Oct 1779, serving two more years as councillor as the Constitution of 1776 (Sect. 19) did not allow to hold this office for more than "three successive years".
[2] Also in Delaware.
Last updated on: 10 Apr 2016 00:22:58