1812 United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana

Louisiana held its first United States House of Representatives elections following its April 1812 admission to the Union on September 28–30, 1812. A special election for a seat in the 12th Congress (that convened in 1811) and a general election for a seat in the 13th Congress (to convene in 1813) were held at the same time, and had nearly-identical results.

Special election to the 12th CongressEdit

District Incumbent This race
Representative Party First elected Results Candidates[a]
Louisiana at-large None New district, seat created.
New member elected September 28–30, 1812.
Democratic-Republican gain.
Successor elected the same day to the next term.
Thomas B. Robertson (Democratic-Republican) 35.1%
Henry Johnson (Democratic-Republican) 22.8%
Stephen Hopkins 18.1%
Edward Livingston (Democratic-Republican) 12.0%
Elegis Fromentin 11.6%[1]

General election to the 13th CongressEdit

District Incumbent This race
Representative Party First elected Results Candidates[a]
Louisiana at-large None New district, seat created.
New member elected September 28–30, 1812.
Democratic-Republican gain.
Successor elected the same day to finish the current term.
Thomas B. Robertson (Democratic-Republican) 35.3%
Henry Johnson (Democratic-Republican) 22.5%
Stephen Hopkins 18.3%
Edward Livingston (Democratic-Republican) 12.7%
Elegis Fromentin 10.4%[2]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Louisiana 1812 U.S. House of Representatives, Special". Tufts Digital Collations and Archives. A New Nation Votes: American Election Returns 1787–1825. Tufts University. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  2. ^ "Louisiana 1812 U.S. House of Representatives". Tufts Digital Collations and Archives. A New Nation Votes: American Election Returns 1787–1825. Tufts University. Retrieved October 12, 2018.