1826 Kentucky's 12th congressional district special election

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A special election was held in Kentucky's 12th congressional district on November 20, 1826 to fill a vacancy caused by the death of Robert P. Henry (J) on August 25, 1826[1]

Election results[edit]

Candidate Party Votes[2] Percent
John F. Henry Anti-Jacksonian 2,208 50.7%
Chittenden Lyon Jacksonian 2,149 49.3%

Henry took office on December 11, 1826.[1] With his victory, the 12th district changed from Jacksonian control to Anti-Jacksonian control, increasing the Anti-Jacksonian membership by one.

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