1802 United States Senate special election in Delaware

The Delaware United States Senate special election for 1802 was held on January 14, 1802. Senator Henry Latimer had resigned after becoming unhappy over the tactics of his political opponents who were still bitter over the circumstances of the contested election in 1792. Samuel White defeated Archibald Alexander, who had previously failed to win gubernatorial and House elections, by 10 votes.

United States Senate special election in Delaware, 1802

← 1797 January 14, 1802 1803 →
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Nominee Samuel White Archibald Alexander
Party Federalist Democratic-Republican
Popular vote 17 10
Percentage 62.96% 37.04%

U.S. senator before election

Henry Latimer
Federalist

Elected U.S. Senator

Samuel White
Federalist

ResultsEdit

United States Senate special election in Delaware, 1802[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Federalist Samuel White 17 62.96%
Democratic-Republican Archibald Alexander 10 37.04%
Total votes 27 100%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "United States Senate special election in Delaware, 1802".