1805 Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district special election

A special election was held in Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district on October 8, 1805, to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of John B. Lucas (DR) before the first session of the 9th Congress[1] to take a position as district judge for the District of Louisiana.

Election results

Candidate Party Votes[2] Percent
Samuel Smith Democratic-Republican 3,275 52.7%
James O'Hara Federalist 2,263 36.4%
Nathaniel Irish Constitutional Republicans (Quid) 681 11.0%

Smith took his seat December 2, 1805[1]

See also