1827 Georgia's 1st congressional district special election

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A special election was held in Georgia's 1st congressional district on October 1, 1827 to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of Edward F. Tattnall (J) prior to the start of the 20th Congress.


From 1792 until 1824, Georgia had elected its representatives at-large. In 1826, Georgia switched, for that election only, to using districts. In the new 1st district, Edward F. Tattnall (J) was re-elected to a 4th term, but resigned before the start of the 20th Congress.

Election results[edit]

Candidate Party Votes[1] Percent
George R. Gilmer Jacksonian 21,008 63.5%
Thomas U. Charlton Unknown 12,094 36.5%

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