1816 Ohio's 1st congressional district special election

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In April, 1816, John McLean (DR) of Ohio's 1st district resigned. A special election was called to fill the resulting vacancy.

Election results[edit]

Candidate Party Votes[1] Percent
William Henry Harrison[2] Democratic-Republican 3,370 58.6%
Thomas R. Ross Democratic-Republican 1,783 31.0%
William C. Schenck Federalist 351 6.1%
William Corry Federalist 112 1.9%
Matthias Ross Democratic-Republican 91 1.6%
Ethan A. Brown Democratic-Republican 40 0.7%

Harrison took his seat on December 2, 1816[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://elections.lib.tufts.edu/aas_portal/view-election.xq?id=oh.uscongress1.vacancy.1816
  2. ^ Previously served as delegate from the Northwest Territory, later served as President
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-12-06. Retrieved 2015-02-19.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) footnote 49