1826–1827 United States House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts

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Massachusetts elected its members November 6, 1826. It required a majority for election, which was not met on the first vote in 3 districts requiring additional elections held March 5 and May 14, 1827.

District[a] Incumbent This race
Member Party First elected Results Candidates
Massachusetts 1
"Suffolk district"
Daniel Webster Anti-Jacksonian 1812[b]
1816 (Retired)
1822
Incumbent re-elected.
Incumbent resigned May 30, 1827, after being elected U.S. Senator, leading to a special election.
Massachusetts 2
"Essex South district"
Benjamin W. Crowninshield Anti-Jacksonian 1823 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 3
"Essex North district"
John Varnum Anti-Jacksonian 1825 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 4
"Middlesex district"
Edward Everett Anti-Jacksonian 1824 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 5
"Worcester South district"
John Davis Anti-Jacksonian 1825 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 6
"Worcester North district"
John Locke Anti-Jacksonian 1823 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 7
"Franklin district"
Samuel C. Allen Anti-Jacksonian 1816 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 8
"Hampden district"
Samuel Lathrop Anti-Jacksonian 1819 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Anti-Jacksonian hold.
First ballot (November 6, 1826):

Second ballot (March 5, 1827):

Third ballot (May 14, 1827):
Massachusetts 9
"Berkshire district"
Henry W. Dwight Anti-Jacksonian 1820 Incumbent re-elected. First ballot (November 6, 1826):
  • Jonathan Allen 34.5%
  • Henry Hubbard 23.4%
  • Robert F. Barnard 12.1%
  • George Hull (Anti-Jacksonian) 11.8%
  • Henry W. Dwight (Anti-Jacksonian) 6.6%
  • Others 11.6%

Second ballot (March 5, 1827):
  • Green tickY Henry W. Dwight (Anti-Jacksonian) 61.2%
  • Nathan Willis 25.5%
  • Jonathan Allen 13.2%
Massachusetts 10
"Norfolk district"
John Bailey Anti-Jacksonian 1823 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
  • Green tickY John Bailey (Anti-Jacksonian) 60.0%
  • William Ellis 23.2%
  • Others 16.8%
Massachusetts 11
"Plymouth district"
Aaron Hobart Anti-Jacksonian 1820 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Anti-Jacksonian hold.
Massachusetts 12
"Bristol district"
Francis Baylies Jacksonian 1820 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Anti-Jacksonian gain.
First ballot (November 6, 1826):
  • James L. Hodges (Anti-Jacksonian) 34.4%
  • James Arnold 30.4%
  • Hercules Cushman 26.8%
  • Rufus Bacon 8.5%

Second ballot (March 5, 1827):

Third ballot (May 14, 1827):
Massachusetts 13
"Barnstable district"
John Reed Jr. Anti-Jacksonian 1812
1816 (Lost)
1820
Incumbent re-elected.

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  1. ^ District numbers vary between sources.
  2. ^ In New Hampshire