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1802–1803 United States House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts

Massachusetts increased 3 seats to 17 in reapportionment after the 1800 census. Massachusetts law at the time required a majority for election to an office, which requirement was not met in the 6th district, requiring two additional ballots.

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates[Note 1]
Massachusetts 1
"Suffolk district"
William Eustis
Redistricted from the 8th district
Democratic-Republican 1800 Incumbent re-elected. William Eustis (Democratic-Republican) 50.8%
John Quincy Adams (Federalist) 49.2%
Massachusetts 2
"Essex South district"
Nathan Read
Redistricted from the 10th district
Federalist 1800 (Special) Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain.
Jacob Crowninshield (Democratic-Republican) 51.9%
Timothy Pickering (Federalist) 48.0%
Massachusetts 3
"Essex North district"
Manasseh Cutler
Redistricted from the 11th district
Federalist 1800 Incumbent re-elected. Manasseh Cutler (Federalist) 75.5%
Thomas Kitteridge (Democratic-Republican) 21.4%
Others 3.1%
Massachusetts 4
"Middlesex district"
Joseph Bradley Varnum
Redistricted from the 9th district
Democratic-Republican 1795 Incumbent re-elected. Joseph Bradley Varnum (Democratic-Republican) 70.1%
Timothy Bigelow (Federalist) 27.7%
Samuel Kendall (Federalist) 1.8%
Massachusetts 5
"Hampshire South district"
William Shepard
Redistricted from the 2nd district
Federalist 1797 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Federalist hold.
Thomas Dwight (Federalist) 78.0%
Samuel Fowler (Democratic-Republican) 9.5%
Jonathan Smith (Democratic-Republican) 5.8%
Scattering 6.7%
Massachusetts 6
"Hampshire North district"
Ebenezer Mattoon
Redistricted from the 3rd district
Federalist 1800 (Special) Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Federalist hold.
First ballot (November 1, 1802):
Hugh McClallan (Federalist) 29.5%
John Williams (Federalist) 15.2%
Samuel Taggart (Federalist) 14.9%
Solomon Snead (Democratic-Republican) 12.3%
Joseph Lyman (Federalist) 10.1%
Solomon Nose (Federalist) 8.0%
Edward Upham (Democratic-Republican) 5.2%
Zebina Montague 4.8%

Second ballot (January 24, 1803):
Hugh McClallan (Federalist) 36.9%
Samuel Taggart (Federalist) 27.5%
Solomon Snead (Democratic-Republican) 21.2%
John Williams (Federalist) 14.4%

Third ballot (April 3, 1803):
Samuel Taggart (Federalist) 73.2%
Hugh McClallan (Federalist) 26.8%
Massachusetts 7
"Plymouth district"
Josiah Smith
Redistricted from the 6th district
Democratic-Republican 1801 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Federalist gain.
Nahum Mitchell (Federalist) 58.3%
Henry Warren (Democratic-Republican) 41.6%
Massachusetts 8
"Barnstable district"
Lemuel Williams
Redistricted from the 5th district
Federalist 1799 Incumbent re-elected. Lemuel Williams (Federalist) 55.5%
Isaiah L. Green (Democratic-Republican) 44.5%
Massachusetts 9
"Bristol district"
Phanuel Bishop
Redistricted from the 7th district
Democratic-Republican 1799 Incumbent re-elected. Phanuel Bishop (Democratic-Republican) 57.3%
Laban Wheaton (Federalist) 42.4%
Massachusetts 10
"Worcester South district"
Seth Hastings
Redistricted from the 4th district
Federalist 1801 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Seth Hastings (Federalist) 62.2%
Edward Bangs (Democratic-Republican) 37.3%
Massachusetts 11
"Worcester North district"
None (District created) New seat.
New member elected.
Federalist gain.
William Stedman (Federalist) 71.7%
John Whiting (Democratic-Republican) 27.9%
Massachusetts 12
"Berkshire district"
John Bacon
Redistricted from the 1st district
Democratic-Republican 1801 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
Thomson J. Skinner (Democratic-Republican) 58.4%
Daniel Dewey (Federalist) 41.0%
Massachusetts 13
"Norfolk district"
None (District created) New seat.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain.
Ebenezer Seaver (Democratic-Republican) 65.1%
Oliver N. Everett (Federalist) 29.4%
Samuel Dexter (Democratic-Republican) 2.8%
Benjamin Hitchbourne (Democratic-Republican) 2.8%
Massachusetts 14
"York district," District of Maine
Richard Cutts Democratic-Republican 1801 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Richard Cutts (Democratic-Republican) 52.3%
John Lord (Federalist) 44.4%
Moses Sweat (Federalist) 3.2%
Massachusetts 15
"Cumberland district," District of Maine
Peleg Wadsworth
Redistricted from the 13th district
Federalist 1793 Incumbent re-elected. Peleg Wadsworth (Federalist) 88.5%
Isaac Parsons 8.5%
Scattering 3.0%
Massachusetts 16
"Lincoln district," District of Maine
Samuel Thatcher
Redistricted from the 12th district
Federalist 1802 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Samuel Thatcher (Federalist) 63.7%
William King (Democratic-Republican) 18.1%
John Farley (Democratic-Republican) 12.7%
Scattering 5.5%
Massachusetts 17
"Kennebec district," District of Maine
None (District created) New seat.
New member elected.
Federalist gain.
Phineas Bruce (Federalist) 57.5%
Martin Kinsley (Democratic-Republican) 42.5%

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  1. ^ Only candidates with at least 1% of the vote listed