1814 Kentucky's 2nd congressional district special election

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A special election was held in Kentucky's 2nd congressional district in 1814 to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of Henry Clay (DR) on January 19, 1814 to accept a diplomatic position to the United Kingdom.[1]

Election results[edit]

Candidate Party Votes[2] Percent
Joseph H. Hawkins Democratic-Republican 1,515 47.1%
George Trotter, Jr. Federalist 1,373 42.7%
William B. Blackburn Democratic-Republican 329 10.2%

Hawkins took his seat March 29, 1814,[1] during the 2nd (of 3) Session of the 13th Congress. Hawkins did not run for re-election in the 14th Congress and was succeeded by Henry Clay again.

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