Joseph Maull

Gov. Joseph Maull

Delaware

Term(s)
March 2, 1846 - May 3, 1846

Born
September 6, 1781

Passed
May 1, 1846

Party
Whig

School(s)

Status:
Succeeded, Died in office

Birth State
Delaware

Profession:
Physician/Dentist

Family:
Married twice--Penelope Shields; Sarah Daves Watson; two children

BIO

JOSEPH MAULL was born in Pilottown, Delaware, on September 6, 1781. He was educated as a doctor, and practiced in his hometown of Pilottown before entering politics. He was elected to the Delaware State Senate in 1838, 1842, and 1845. He also served a term as president of the senate. Governor Thomas Stockton died on March 2, 1846, and Maull who was president of the senate at the time, assumed the duties of the governor’s office. During his brief tenure, Maull dealt with the effects of the Mexican War, which had started in the early part of 1846. After only two months in office, Governor Joseph Maull passed away on May 1, 1846, becoming the seventh governor to die in office.  He is buried at the St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lewes, Delaware.

Source

Sobel, Robert, and John Raimo, eds. Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789-1978, Vol. 1, Westport, Conn.; Meckler Books, 1978. 4 vols.

Delaware's Governors

Lewes History Online