1814 United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky

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Kentucky held its elections August 3, 1814.

District Incumbent This race
Representative Party First elected Results Candidates
Kentucky 1 James Clark Democratic-Republican 1812 Incumbent re-elected. James Clark (Democratic-Republican) 100%
Kentucky 2 Joseph H. Hawkins Democratic-Republican 1814 (Special) Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.[a]
Henry Clay (Democratic-Republican)[a][b]
Kentucky 3 Richard M. Johnson Democratic-Republican 1806 Incumbent re-elected. Richard M. Johnson (Democratic-Republican) 100%
Kentucky 4 Joseph Desha Democratic-Republican 1806 Incumbent re-elected. Joseph Desha (Democratic-Republican) 100%
Kentucky 5 Samuel Hopkins Democratic-Republican 1812 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
Alney McLean (Democratic-Republican) 54.1%
Anthony New (Democratic-Republican) 27.1%
Rezin Davidge 18.8%
Kentucky 6 Solomon P. Sharp Democratic-Republican 1812 Incumbent re-elected. Solomon P. Sharp (Democratic-Republican) 100%
Kentucky 7 Samuel McKee Democratic-Republican 1808 Incumbent re-elected. Samuel McKee (Democratic-Republican) 61.3%
Samuel South 38.7%
Kentucky 8 Stephen Ormsby Democratic-Republican 1810 Incumbent re-elected. Stephen Ormsby (Democratic-Republican)[b]
James Moore
Kentucky 9 Thomas Montgomery Democratic-Republican 1812 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
Micah Taul (Democratic-Republican)[b]
Thomas Montgomery (Democratic-Republican)
Kentucky 10 William P. Duval Democratic-Republican 1812 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
Benjamin Hardin (Democratic-Republican)[b]
Matthew Walton (Democratic-Republican)

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  1. ^ a b Henry Clay was elected to the 2nd district, which he had represented in the 12th and 13th Congresses until he resigned to accept a position as diplomatic envoy to Great Britain. He was still out of the country at the time of the general election. Kentucky's governor, unsure of the implications of a situation in which Clay held the office of United States Representative and diplomatic envoy simultaneously, declared his seat vacant. A subsequent special election was held in 1815, which Clay won without opposition. Although the district was unrepresented from the March 4, 1815 (the start of the 14th Congress) until October 30, 1815, the 14th Congress did not meet until December 4, 1815[1] so there was no effective vacancy.
  2. ^ a b c d Numbers of votes missing or incomplete in source(s).


  1. ^ "Fourteenth Congress March 4, 1815, to March 3, 1817". Office of the Historian, United States House of Representatives. Retrieved October 21, 2018.