1803 United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland

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Maryland gained 1 seat in reapportionment after the 1800 census. Rather than increasing the number of districts, however, Maryland made the Maryland 5 a plural district with 2 seats.

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates[Note 1]
Maryland 1 John Campbell Federalist 1801 Incumbent re-elected. John Campbell (Federalist) 79.5%
William Thomas (Democratic-Republican) 20.5%
Maryland 2 Walter Bowie Democratic-Republican 1802 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Walter Bowie (Democratic-Republican) 99.5%
Others 0.5%
Maryland 3 Thomas Plater Federalist 1801 Incumbent re-elected. Thomas Plater (Federalist) 51.9%
Patrick Magruder (Democratic-Republican) 41.7%
Richard Wooten (Federalist) 6.4%
Maryland 4 Daniel Hiester Democratic-Republican 1788 (Pennsylvania)
Incumbent re-elected. Daniel Hiester (Democratic-Republican) 60.0%
Eli Williams (Federalist) 40.0%
Maryland 5
Plural district with 2 seats
Samuel Smith Democratic-Republican 1792 Incumbent retired to run for Senate.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
Nicholas R. Moore (Democratic-Republican) 53.8%
William McCreery (Democratic-Republican) 38.3%
George Buchanan (Federalist) 7.8%
None (Seat created) New seat.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain.
Maryland 6 John Archer Democratic-Republican 1801 Incumbent re-elected. John Archer (Democratic-Republican) 100.0%
Maryland 7 Joseph H. Nicholson Democratic-Republican 1798 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Joseph H. Nicholson (Democratic-Republican) 99.6%
Others 0.4%
Maryland 8 John Dennis Federalist 1796 Incumbent re-elected. John Dennis (Federalist) 94.9%
Joshua Prideaux (Democratic-Republican) 3.4%
Samuel Heath 1.1%
Others 0.7%

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  1. ^ Only candidates with at least 1% of the vote listed