1811 Massachusetts's 4th congressional district special election

A special election was held in Massachusetts's 4th congressional district on September 23, 1811 and November 4, 1811 to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of Joseph Bradley Varnum (DR) upon being elected to the Senate on June 29, 1811[1]

Election resultsEdit

Two elections were required, due to a majority not being achieved on the first election

Candidate Party First election Second election
Votes[2] Percent Votes[3] Percent
William M. Richardson Democratic-Republican 1,754 52.1%
John Tuttle Democratic-Republican 1,361 44.5%
Loammi Baldwin Federalist 1,142 37.4% 1,169 34.7%
Edmund Foster Democratic-Republican 382 12.5% 277 8.2%
Marshall Spring Democratic-Republican 173 5.7% 168 5.0%

Richardson took his seat January 22, 1812[1]

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