1823 Maryland's 5th congressional district special elections

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Special elections were held in Maryland's 5th congressional district on January 1, 1823 to fill vacancies in the 17th and 18th Congresses caused by the resignation of Samuel Smith (DR) after being elected to the Senate.[1] Smith had been re-elected to the House in October. His resignation therefore created vacancies both in the remainder of the 17th Congress and in the 18th Congress.

Election to the 17th Congress[edit]

Candidate Party Votes[2] Percent
Isaac McKim Jacksonian Republican 2,656 37.7%
William H. Winder [3] 2,577 36.6%
John Barney Democratic-Republican 1,809 25.7%

McKim took his seat on January 8, 1823[1]

Election to the 18th Congress[edit]

Candidate Party Votes[4] Percent
Isaac McKim Jacksonian Republican 2,625 37.5%
William H. Winder [3] 2,563 36.6%
John Barney Democratic-Republican 1,805 25.8%

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "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.
  2. ^ A New Nation Votes
  3. ^ a b Source does not give party affiliation
  4. ^ A New Nation Votes