Richard S. Cordrey
Delaware State Representative 1970 - 1972.
State Senator 1973 - 1996.
Elected Senate Majority Leader January, 1974.
Elected President Pro Tempore of the Senate in 1976 and remained there until retiring in 1996. His tenure as President Pro Tempore is not only the longest tenure for that office in Delaware; Senator Cordrey holds the United States record.