1820 United States House of Representatives election in New Jersey

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New Jersey elected its members November 7, 1820. There were an unusually large number of candidates, 119 candidates according to one contemporary newspaper.[1] Some candidates ran under an "Anti-Caucus" ticket. Only 1 of the 6 six incumbents would serve in the next term, as 4 retired and 1 died after re-election.

District Incumbent This race
Member Party First elected Results Candidates
New Jersey at-large
6 seats on a general ticket
Ephraim Bateman Democratic-Republican 1814 Incumbent re-elected. Ephraim Bateman (Democratic-Republican) 16.4%
George Holcombe (Democratic-Republican) 15.1%
George Cassedy (Democratic-Republican) 14.0%
Samuel Swan (Democratic-Republican) 13.9%
John Linn (Democratic-Republican) 12.2%
James Matlack (Democratic-Republican) 11.7%
Lewis Condict (Democratic-Republican Anti-Caucus) 5.6%
John Rutherford (Democratic-Republican Anti-Caucus) 1.7%
James Parker (Federalist) 1.5%
Joseph McIlvaine (Democratic-Republican Anti-Caucus) 1.4%
Samuel L. Southard (Democratic-Republican Anti-Caucus) 1.4%
Joseph Hopkinson (Democratic-Republican Anti-Caucus) 1.1%
John Frelinghuysen (F Anti-Caucus) 1.1%
Others 2.9%[1]
John Linn Democratic-Republican 1816 Incumbent re-elected but died January 5, 1821, leading to a October 8, 1821 special election.
Bernard Smith Democratic-Republican 1818 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
Henry Southard Democratic-Republican 1814 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
Joseph Bloomfield Democratic-Republican 1816 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
Charles Kinsey Democratic-Republican 1816
1818 (Lost)
1820 (Special)
Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.

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  1. ^ a b "New Jersey 1820 U.S. House of Representatives". Tufts Digital Collations and Archives. A New Nation Votes: American Election Returns 1787–1825. Tufts University. Retrieved February 19, 2019.