1812 United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky

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Kentucky gained four seats after the 1810 Census.

Kentucky elected its members August 3, 1812.

District Incumbent This race
Representative Party First elected Results Candidates
Kentucky 1 None (District created) New seat.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain.
James Clark (Democratic-Republican)
Unopposed
Kentucky 2 Henry Clay
Redistricted from the 5th district
Democratic-Republican 1810 Incumbent re-elected. Henry Clay (Democratic-Republican)
Unopposed
Kentucky 3 Richard M. Johnson
Redistricted from the 4th district
Democratic-Republican 1806 Incumbent re-elected. Richard M. Johnson (Democratic-Republican)
Unopposed
Kentucky 4 Joseph Desha
Redistricted from the 6th district
Democratic-Republican 1806 Incumbent re-elected. Joseph Desha (Democratic-Republican)
Unopposed
Kentucky 5 Anthony New
Redistricted from the 1st district
Democratic-Republican 1810 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
Samuel Hopkins (Democratic-Republican) 49.2%
Rezin Davidge 31.4%
Matthew Lyon (Democratic-Republican) 19.4%
Kentucky 6 None (District created) New seat.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain.
Solomon P. Sharp (Democratic-Republican) 69.9%
Anthony Butler 30.1%
Kentucky 7 Samuel McKee
Redistricted from the 2nd district
Democratic-Republican 1808 Incumbent re-elected. Samuel McKee (Democratic-Republican)
Unopposed
Kentucky 8 Stephen Ormsby
Redistricted from the 3rd district
Democratic-Republican 1810 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
Successor died January 22, 1813, leading to a special election see above.
John Simpson (Democratic-Republican)[a]
Stephen Ormsby (Democratic-Republican)
Kentucky 9 None (District created) New seat.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain.
Thomas Montgomery (Democratic-Republican)[b]
Henry James
Micah Taul (Democratic-Republican)
Kentucky 10 None (District created) New seat.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain.
William P. Duval (Democratic-Republican)[c]

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  1. ^ Detailed records not available, said to have won "by a small margin."
  2. ^ Vote counts not available, won by a margin of 62 votes.
  3. ^ Numbers of votes missing or incomplete in source.