1818 Connecticut's at-large congressional district special election

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In 1818, Uriel Holmes (F) of Connecticut's at-large district resigned from the House. A special election was held to fill the resulting vacancy.

Election results[edit]

Candidate Party Votes[1] Percent
Sylvester Gilbert Democratic-Republican 4,561 48.6%
Lyman Law Federalist 2,232 23.8%
Asa Bacon, Jr. Federalist 1,429 15.2%
Epaphroditus Champion Federalist 661 7.0%
Lewis B. Sturges Federalist 172 1.8%
Charles Dennison Federalist 141 1.5%
Nathan Smith Federalist 103 1.1%

Gilbert took his seat November 16, 1818[2] at the start of the Second Session.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Connecticut 1818 U.S. House of Representatives, Special". Tufts Digital Collations and Archives. A New Nation Votes: American Election Returns 1787–1825. Tufts University. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  2. ^ "Fifteenth Congress March 4, 1817, to March 3, 1819". Office of the Historian, United States House of Representatives. Retrieved November 2, 2018 – via History.house.gov., footnote 6