1897 United States House of Representatives elections

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There were eight special elections to the United States House of Representatives in 1897 during the 55th United States Congress, which began on March 4, 1897. None of the special elections in 1897 were during the 54th United States Congress, which ended March 3, 1897.

District Vacator Reason for Vacancy Candidates
Representative Party First elected
Pennsylvania 25 James J. Davidson Republican 1896 Member-elect died January 2, 1897 before the term.
New member elected April 20, 1897 and seated May 3, 1897.[1]
Republican hold.
Missouri 1 Richard P. Giles Democratic 1896 Member-elect died November 17, 1896 before the term.
New member elected June 1, 1897 and seated June 10, 1897.[1]
Democratic hold.
Maine 3 Seth L. Milliken Republican 1882 Member-elect died April 18, 1897.
New member elected June 21, 1897 and seated July 1, 1897.[1]
Republican hold.
South Carolina 6 John L. McLaurin Democratic 1892 (Special) Incumbent resigned May 31, 1897 when appointed U.S. Senator.
New member elected October 12, 1897[2] and seated December 6, 1897.[1]
Democratic hold.
Massachusetts 1 Ashley B. Wright Republican 1892 Incumbent died August 14, 1897.
New member elected November 2, 1897[2] and seated December 6, 1897.[1]
Republican hold.
Indiana 4 William S. Holman Democratic 1858
1864 (Retired)
1866
1876 (Retired)
1880
1894 (Lost)
1896
Incumbent died April 22, 1897.
New member elected August 10, 1897[2] and seated December 6, 1897.[1]
Democratic hold.
New York 3 Francis H. Wilson Republican 1894 Incumbent resigned September 30, 1897 to become Postmaster of Brooklyn, New York.
New member elected November 2, 1897[2] and seated December 6, 1897.[1]
Democratic gain.
Illinois 6 Edward D. Cooke Republican 1894 Incumbent died June 24, 1897.
New member elected November 23, 1897[2] and seated December 6, 1897.[1]
Democratic gain.

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Fifty-fifth Congress March 4, 1897, to March 3, 1899". Office of the Historian, United States House of Representatives. Retrieved June 7, 2019 – via History.house.gov.
  2. ^ a b c d e Coolidge, L.A. (1897). Official Congressional Directory ("Corrected to December 13, 1897") (First ed.). United States Government Printing Office. p. 3.