Cheshire County High Sheriff's
Sheriff Eliezer "Eli" Rivera is Cheshire County's 13th elected Sheriff since 1879New Hampshire was divided in 5 counties in 1771, Cheshire County being one. In 1827 Cheshire County was divided into two Cheshire and Sullivan Counties. Prior to 1878 High Sheriff's were appointed.
|During 1771 - 1877 the High Sheriff was appointive|
Sheriff's Fish, Foote and Rivera
August 1, 2014
|1853-1855||Wareham R. Platts|
|1866-1971||George W. Holbrook|
|1872-1874||Elisha F. Lane|
|1875-1876||Edward P. Kimball|
New Hampshire enacted a law in 1878
that would require the election of the Sheriff and it also established an age limitation of 70.
CHAPTER 23 AN ACT TO REGULATE THE CHOICE OF STATE AND COUNTY OFFICERS UNDER THE AMENDED CONSTITUTION
Section 2 - ... sheriff ... shall be elected in November 1878 for each county in the state who upon being duly qualified shall assume the duties of their respective offices on the first Wednesday of June 1879 ....
|1879-1880||Ralph Holt||Sheriff Holt was the first elected Sheriff in Cheshire County. He was elected to Office Nov 1878, took office in June 1879 until January 1880, when he had to had to step down due to his age (70), but remain with the Sheriff's Office as a Deputy Sheriff for many years after.|
|1880-1894||Horace A. Perry|
|1895-1910||William S. Tuttle|
|1911-1930||Edward H. Lord|
|1943-1954||Arthur N. Jennison|
|1994-1998||Douglas K. Fish|
|1999-2012||Richard A. Foote|
|2013-current||Eliezer "Eli" Rivera|
|Sheriff Eli Rivera is researching the history of the Sheriff's Office with the help of the Historical Society of Cheshire County. If you have any information about the Sheriff's Office please feel free to reach out to Sheriff Eli Rivera at firstname.lastname@example.org.|