1881 United States House of Representatives elections

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1887 United States House of Representatives elections

← 1880 April 5, 1881 – November 22, 1881 1882 →

7 (out of 293) seats to the United States House of Representatives
147 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  J. Warren Keifer - Brady-Handy.jpg Samuel J. Randall - Brady-Handy.jpg
Leader J. Warren Keifer Samuel J. Randall
Party Republican Democratic
Leader's seat Ohio 4th Pennsylvania 3rd
Last election 147 seats 135 seats
Seats won 5 2
Seat change Steady Increase 1

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Greenback Independent Democratic
Last election 9 seats 1 seat
Seat change Steady Steady

  Fifth party
 
Party Independent
Last election 1 seat
Seat change Steady

There were seven special elections to the United States House of Representatives in 1881 during the 47th United States Congress.

Elections are listed by date and district.

District Incumbent This race
Representative Party First elected Results Candidates
Michigan 7 Vacant Incumbent member-elect Omar D. Conger (R) resigned during previous congress.
New member elected April 5, 1881.[1]
Republican gain.
Successor seated December 5, 1881 with the rest of the House.[2]
New York 9 Vacant Incumbent member-elect Fernando Wood (R) resigned during previous congress.
New member elected November 8, 1881.[3]
Democratic gain.
Successor seated December 5, 1881 with the rest of the House.[2]
New York 11 Levi P. Morton Republican 1878 Incumbent resigned March 21, 1881 to become U.S. Minister to France.
New member elected November 8, 1881.[4]
Democratic gain.
Successor seated December 5, 1881 with the rest of the House.[2]
New York 22 Warner Miller Republican 1878 Incumbent resigned July 26, 1881 when elected U.S. Senator.
New member elected November 8, 1881.[5]
Republican hold.
Successor seated December 5, 1881 with the rest of the House.[2]
New York 27 Elbridge G. Lapham Republican 1874 Incumbent resigned July 29, 1881 when elected U.S. Senator.
New member elected November 8, 1881.[6]
Republican hold.
Successor seated December 5, 1881 with the rest of the House.[2]
Maine 2 William P. Frye Republican 1870 Incumbent resigned March 17, 1881 when elected U.S. Senator.
New member elected September 12, 1881.[7]
Republican hold.
Successor seated December 5, 1881 with the rest of the House.[2]
Rhode Island 1 Nelson W. Aldrich Republican 1878 Incumbent resigned when elected U.S. Senator.
New member elected November 22, 1881.[8]
Republican hold.
Successor seated December 5, 1881 with the rest of the House.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "MI - District 07 Special Election". January 12, 2010. Retrieved August 10, 2019 – via OurCampaigns.com.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Forty-Seventh Congress March 4, 1881, to March 3, 1883". Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "NY District 09 - Special Election". December 31, 2010. Retrieved August 10, 2019 – via OurCampaigns.com.
  4. ^ a b "NY District 11 - Special Election". August 14, 2015. Retrieved August 10, 2019 – via OurCampaigns.com.
  5. ^ a b "NY District 22 - Special Election". May 8, 2011. Retrieved August 10, 2019 – via OurCampaigns.com.
  6. ^ a b "NY District 27 - Special Election". April 19, 2011. Retrieved August 10, 2019 – via OurCampaigns.com.
  7. ^ a b "ME District 2 - Special Election". December 30, 2010. Retrieved August 9, 2019 – via OurCampaigns.com.
  8. ^ a b "RI District 01". April 16, 2009. Retrieved August 9, 2019 – via OurCampaigns.com.