1817 United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia

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Virginia elected its members in April 1817.

District Incumbent This race
Representative Party First elected Results Candidates
Virginia 1 John G. Jackson Democratic-Republican 1803
1810 (Resigned)
1813
Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Federalist gain.
James Pindall (Federalist) 100%
Virginia 2 Magnus Tate Federalist 1815 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Federalist hold.
Edward Colston (Federalist) 61.2%
Daniel Morgan (Democratic-Republican) 30.9%
Robert Bailey (Democratic-Republican) 7.9%
Virginia 3 Henry S. Tucker Democratic-Republican 1815 Incumbent re-elected. Henry S. Tucker (Democratic-Republican) 67.8%
William Carson (Democratic-Republican) 32.2%
Virginia 4 William McCoy Democratic-Republican 1811 Incumbent re-elected. William McCoy (Democratic-Republican)[a]
Virginia 5 James Breckinridge Federalist 1809 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain.
John Floyd (Democratic-Republican) 57.6
Elijah MacClannahan (Federalist) 42.4%
Virginia 6 Daniel Sheffey Federalist 1809 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain
Alexander Smyth (Democratic-Republican) 67.0%
Benjamin Estill (Federalist) 33.0%
Virginia 7 Ballard Smith Democratic-Republican 1815 Incumbent re-elected. Ballard Smith (Democratic-Republican) 94.7%
John Gray (Federalist) 5.3%
Virginia 8 Joseph Lewis Jr. Federalist 1803 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Federalist hold.
Charles F. Mercer (Federalist) 52.6%
Armistead Mason (Democratic-Republican) 47.4%
Virginia 9 John P. Hungerford Democratic-Republican 1813 Incumbent lost-relection.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
William Lee Ball (Democratic-Republican) 44.6%
John P. Hungerford (Democratic-Republican) 40.9%
Henry Lee Jr. (Federalist) 14.5%
Virginia 10 Aylett Hawes Democratic-Republican 1811 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
George Strother (Democratic-Republican) 51.3%
John Shackleford (Federalist) 48.7%
Virginia 11 Philip P. Barbour Democratic-Republican 1814 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Philip P. Barbour (Democratic-Republican)[a]
Virginia 12 William H. Roane Democratic-Republican 1815 Incumbent lost-relection.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
Robert S. Garnett (Democratic-Republican)[a]
Edwin Upshaw (Democratic-Republican)
William H. Roane (Democratic-Republican)
Virginia 13 Burwell Bassett Democratic-Republican 1815 Incumbent re-elected. Burwell Bassett (Democratic-Republican) 73.3%
John Eyre (Federalist) 24.8%
M. S. Pitts[b] (Federalist) 1.9%
Virginia 14 William A. Burwell Democratic-Republican 1813 Incumbent re-elected. William A. Burwell (Democratic-Republican)[a]
Virginia 15 John Kerr Democratic-Republican 1815 (Special) Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
William J. Lewis (Democratic-Republican) 100%
Virginia 16 John Randolph Democratic-Republican 1799
1813 (Lost)
1815
Incumbent lost-relection.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
Archibald Austin (Democratic-Republican) 61.5%
John Randolph (Democratic-Republican) 38.5%
Virginia 17 James Pleasants Democratic-Republican 1811 Incumbent re-elected. James Pleasants (Democratic-Republican) 100%
Virginia 18 Thomas M. Nelson Democratic-Republican 1816 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Thomas M. Nelson (Democratic-Republican) 100%
Virginia 19 Peterson Goodwyn Democratic-Republican 1803 Incumbent re-elected. Peterson Goodwyn (Democratic-Republican) 96.9%
John Pegram (Democratic-Republican) 3.1%
Virginia 20 James Johnson Democratic-Republican 1813 Incumbent re-elected. James Johnson (Democratic-Republican) 100%
Virginia 21 Thomas Newton Jr. Democratic-Republican 1797 Incumbent re-elected. Thomas Newton Jr. (Democratic-Republican) 93.5%
Littleton W. Tazewell (Democratic-Republican) 6.5%
Virginia 22 Hugh Nelson Democratic-Republican 1811 Incumbent re-elected. Hugh Nelson (Democratic-Republican) 72.7%
Thomas W. Maury (Democratic-Republican) 27.3%
Virginia 23 John Tyler Democratic-Republican 1816 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. John Tyler (Democratic-Republican) 53.7%
Andrew Stevenson (Democratic-Republican) 46.3%

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  1. ^ a b c d Numbers of votes missing or incomplete in source(s).
  2. ^ Full name unknown.