1816 United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland

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Maryland elected its members October 6, 1816.

District Incumbent This race
Representative Party First elected Results Candidates[a]
Maryland 1 Philip Stuart Federalist 1810 Incumbent re-elected. Philip Stuart (Federalist) 99.1%
Maryland 2 John C. Herbert Federalist 1814 Incumbent re-elected. John C. Herbert (Federalist) 50.6%
Joshua Barney (Democratic-Republican) 49.2%
Maryland 3 Alexander C. Hanson Federalist 1812 Incumbent resigned in 1816 when elected U.S. Senator.
Winner was also elected to finish the term.
Federalist hold.
George Peter (Federalist) 46.0%
Charles Kilgour (Federalist) 30.4%
Nicholas Snethen (Democratic-Republican) 23.6%
Maryland 4 George Baer Jr. Federalist 1796
1801 (Retired)
Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain.
Samuel Ringgold (Democratic-Republican) 53.6%
Matthew Van Lear (Federalist) 46.3%
Maryland 5
Plural district with 2 seats
Samuel Smith Democratic-Republican 1792
1802 (Retired)
1816 (Special)
Incumbent re-elected. Samuel Smith (Democratic-Republican) 42.0%
Peter Little (Democratic-Republican) 31.4%
Tobias Stansbury (Democratic-Republican) 26.6%[1]
Peter Little Democratic-Republican 1816 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Maryland 6 Stevenson Archer Democratic-Republican 1811 (Special) Incumbent lost-relection.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
Philip Reed (Democratic-Republican) 51.5%
Stevenson Archer (Democratic-Republican) 48.5%
Maryland 7 Robert Wright Democratic-Republican 1810 (Special) Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
Thomas Culbreth (Democratic-Republican) 50.8%
William Potter (Federalist) 49.2%
Maryland 8 Charles Goldsborough Federalist 1804 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Federalist hold.
Thomas Bayly (Federalist) 51.7%
Ephraim King Wilson (Federalist) 46.6%
Thomas Williams (Democratic-Republican) 1.8%

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


  1. ^ "Maryland 1816 U.S. House of Representatives, District 5". Tufts Digital Collations and Archives. A New Nation Votes: American Election Returns 1787–1825. Tufts University. Retrieved December 17, 2018.