Following is a history of the sheriffs of St. Tammany Parish beginning in 1812, the year of our founding.

Sheriff

Years of Service

James Gaines 1812 - 1813
John Edwards 1813 - 1814
William Roberts 1814 - 1816
John Vernon 1816 - 1819
William H. Lawerence 1819 - 1820
Charles K. Porter 1820 - 1822
William F. Ligon 1822 - 1824
Alexander G. Penn 1825 - 1829
James Daniel 1829 - 1831
Uriah Smith 1831 - 1833
John B. Baham March 1833 - September 1833
Hugh D. Tarte 1833 - 1835
Samuel Smith 1835 - 1836
Hugh D. Tarte 1839 - 1842
Abraham G. Penn 1843 - 1848
Joseph Evans 1848 - 1853
Charles Morgan 1854 - 1856
Louis L. Morgan 1856 - 1857
John Edis Smith 1857 - 1858
Nicolas Galatas 1858 - 1861
James T. Hosmer 1861 - 1864
R. M. Lanier 1864 - 1865
George R. Carradine 1865 - 1866
Charles E. Stevens  866 - 1868
George Ingram April 1868 - November 1868
S. B. Staples 1868 - 1869
Timothy Doherty 1869 - 1871
Anatole Bosque 1871 - 1873
Thomas Badeaux 1873 - 1875
August Schoultz 1875 - 1877
William M. Parker 1877 - 1879
William T. Cook 1879 - 1894
John Strobles 1894 - 1900
Thomas Brewster 1900 - 1920
Walter Galatas 1920 - 1940
F. Fenwick Young, Jr. 1940 - 1941
Compton L. Moise 1941 - 1948
Andrew L. Erwin 1948 -1964
George A. Broom 1964 - 1980
Patrick J. Canulette 1981 - 1996
Rodney Jack Strain Jr. 1996 - 2016