1797 United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia

1797 United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia
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All 19 Virginia seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic-Republican Federalist
Last election 17 2
Seats won 15 4
Seat change Decrease 2 Increase 2

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Virginia's results by district
District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Virginia 1 Robert Rutherford Democratic-Republican 1793 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Federalist gain.
The election was unsuccessfully challenged by Rutherford.[1]
Daniel Morgan (Federalist)[2]
Robert Rutherford (Democratic-Republican)
Virginia 2 Andrew Moore Democratic-Republican 1789 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
David Holmes (Democratic-Republican) 60.4%
John Steele (Federalist) 27.5%
John Bowyer (Democratic-Republican) 12.1%
Virginia 3 George Jackson Democratic-Republican 1795 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Federalist gain.
James Machir (Federalist) 45.4%
George Jackson (Democratic-Republican) 28.7%
John Mitchell (Democratic-Republican) 20.1%
Thomas Wilson (Federalist) 5.7%
Virginia 4 Francis Preston Democratic-Republican 1793 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
Abram Trigg (Democratic-Republican)[2]
Virginia 5 George Hancock Federalist 1793 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain.
John J. Trigg (Democratic-Republican)[2]
Virginia 6 Isaac Coles Democratic-Republican 1793 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
Matthew Clay (Democratic-Republican)[2]
Virginia 7 Abraham B. Venable Democratic-Republican 1790 Incumbent re-elected. Abraham B. Venable (Democratic-Republican)[2]
Virginia 8 Thomas Claiborne Democratic-Republican 1793 Incumbent re-elected. Thomas Claiborne (Democratic-Republican) 62.3%
Jesse Browne (Federalist) 37.7%
Virginia 9 William B. Giles Democratic-Republican 1790 Incumbent re-elected. William B. Giles (Democratic-Republican)[2]
Virginia 10 Carter B. Harrison Democratic-Republican 1793 Incumbent re-elected. Carter B. Harrison (Democratic-Republican) 55.4%
Edwin Gray (Federalist) 44.6%
Virginia 11 Josiah Parker Federalist 1789 Incumbent re-elected. Josiah Parker (Federalist)[2]
Virginia 12 John Page Democratic-Republican 1789 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Federalist gain.
Thomas Evans (Federalist)[2]
John Page (Democratic-Republican)
Virginia 13 John Clopton Democratic-Republican 1795 Incumbent re-elected. John Clopton (Democratic-Republican)[2]
Burwell Bassett (Federalist)
Virginia 14 Samuel J. Cabell Democratic-Republican 1795 Incumbent re-elected. Samuel J. Cabell (Democratic-Republican)[2]
Virginia 15 James Madison Jr. Democratic-Republican 1789 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
John Dawson (Democratic-Republican)[2]
Thomas Posey (Federalist)
Virginia 16 Anthony New Democratic-Republican 1793 Incumbent re-elected. Anthony New (Democratic-Republican) 70.6%
Carter Braxton Jr. (Federalist) 29.3%
Robert P. Waring 0.1%
Virginia 17 Richard Brent Democratic-Republican 1795 Incumbent re-elected. Richard Brent (Democratic-Republican) 100%
Leven Powell (Federalist)[3]
Virginia 18 John Nicholas Democratic-Republican 1793 Incumbent re-elected. John Nicholas (Democratic-Republican)[2]
John Blackwell (Federalist)
William Fitzhugh (Federalist)
Virginia 19 John Heath Democratic-Republican 1793 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
Walter Jones (Democratic-Republican)[2]
Burgess Ball (Federalist)

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  1. ^ "Fifth Congress (membership roster)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on December 13, 2012. Retrieved December 7, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Source does not give numbers of votes or has incomplete data
  3. ^ The source used does not list votes for Powell, but provides a citations stating "Col. Powell of Loudoun was expected to have been a candidate on this occasion; but from the present ill state of his health, it was understood he had declined and consequently had but a few votes." Columbian Mirror and Alexandria Gazette. March 21, 1797.