House of Delegates
The House of Delegates is the name given to the lower house
Lower house
A lower house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the upper house.Despite its official position "below" the upper house, in many legislatures worldwide the lower house has come to wield more power...

 of the legislature
A legislature is a kind of deliberative assembly with the power to pass, amend, and repeal laws. The law created by a legislature is called legislation or statutory law. In addition to enacting laws, legislatures usually have exclusive authority to raise or lower taxes and adopt the budget and...

 in three U.S. state
U.S. state
A U.S. state is any one of the 50 federated states of the United States of America that share sovereignty with the federal government. Because of this shared sovereignty, an American is a citizen both of the federal entity and of his or her state of domicile. Four states use the official title of...

s – Maryland
Maryland House of Delegates
The Maryland House of Delegates is the lower house of the General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Maryland, and is composed of 141 Delegates elected from 47 districts. The House chamber is located in the state capitol building on State Circle in Annapolis...

, Virginia
Virginia House of Delegates
The Virginia House of Delegates is the lower house of the Virginia General Assembly. It has 100 members elected for terms of two years; unlike most states, these elections take place during odd-numbered years. The House is presided over by the Speaker of the House, who is elected from among the...

, and West Virginia
West Virginia House of Delegates
The West Virginia House of Delegates is the lower house of the West Virginia Legislature. Only three states—Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia—refer to their lower house as the House of Delegates.-Historical:-Current:-District organization:...


House of Delegates may also refer to:
  • The governing body of several professional organizations, particularly medical ones such as the American Medical Association
    American Medical Association
    The American Medical Association , founded in 1847 and incorporated in 1897, is the largest association of medical doctors and medical students in the United States.-Scope and operations:...

     and its state affiliates is termed "House of Delegates"

  • In South Africa under apartheid, the House of Delegates
    House of Delegates (South Africa)
    The House of Delegates was a body in the Tricameral Parliament of South Africa which existed from 1984-1994. It was reserved for Indian South Africans. The body was elected twice; in 1984 and 1989....

     was the House for the country's Indian population in the tricameral Parliament between 1984 and 1994; Amichand Rajbansi
    Amichand Rajbansi
    Amichand Rajbansi is a South African politician. He is a former Chief Minister of the House of Delegates Tricameral parliamentary chamber for Indian people, and leader of the Minority Front....

     was Chief Minister of the House of Delegates tricameral parliamentary chamber

  • The House of Delegates is the name of the lower house of the Palau National Congress
    Palau National Congress
    Palau has bicameral legislature, the Palau National Congress , consisting of the House of Delegates and the Senate of Palau. The House of Delegates has 16 members, each serving four-year terms in single-seat constituencies. The Senate has 9 members, also serving four-year terms in single-seat...

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