1820 United States House of Representatives elections in Maryland

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Maryland elected its members October 2, 1820.

District Incumbent This race
Member Party First elected Results Candidates
Maryland 1 Raphael Neale Federalist 1818 Incumbent re-elected. Raphael Neale (Federalist) 54.0%
Nicholas Stonestreet (Federalist) 46.0%
Maryland 2 Joseph Kent Democratic-Republican 1810
1814 (Lost)
1818
Incumbent re-elected. Joseph Kent (Democratic-Republican) 96.9%
John C. Herbert (Federalist) 2.2%
Maryland 3 Henry R. Warfield Federalist 1818 Incumbent re-elected. Henry R. Warfield (Federalist) 99.3%
Maryland 4 Samuel Ringgold Democratic-Republican 1810
1814 (Lost)
1816
Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
John Nelson (Democratic-Republican) 57.9%
Thomas C. Worthington (Federalist) 41.9%
Maryland 5
Plural district with 2 seats
Samuel Smith Democratic-Republican 1792
1803 (Retired)
1816
Incumbent re-elected. Peter Little (Democratic-Republican) 50.0%
Samuel Smith (Democratic-Republican) 50.0%
Peter Little Democratic-Republican 1810
1812 (Lost)
1816
Incumbent re-elected.
Maryland 6 Stevenson Archer Democratic-Republican 1811 (Special)
1816 (Lost)
1818
Incumbent retired.
New member elected by lot after tied vote.
Democratic-Republican hold.[a]
Jeremiah Cosden (Democratic-Republican) 49.9%
Philip Reed (Democratic-Republican) 49.9%
Maryland 7 Thomas Culbreth Democratic-Republican 1816 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
Robert Wright (Democratic-Republican) 50.5%
Thomas Culbreth (Democratic-Republican) 49.5%
Maryland 8 Thomas Bayly Federalist 1816 Incumbent re-elected. Thomas Bayly (Federalist) 99.5%

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In Maryland's 6th district, Philip Reed later successfully contested the tie, claiming 7 votes for him that had not been counted,[1] and was seated March 22, 1822.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maryland 1820 U.S. House of Representatives, District 6". Tufts Digital Collations and Archives. A New Nation Votes: American Election Returns 1787–1825. Tufts University. Retrieved February 18, 2019. (see footnotes 1, 2, and 5)
  2. ^ "Seventeenth Congress March 4, 1821, to March 3, 1823". Office of the Historian, United States House of Representatives. Retrieved February 4, 2019 – via History.house.gov.