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1815 Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district special election

On May 16, 1815, Representative-Elect Jonathan Williams (DR) who'd been elected for Pennsylvania's 1st district, died before the start of the 14th Congress. A special election was held on October 10 of that year to fill the vacancy left by his death.

Election resultsEdit

Candidate Party Votes[1] Percent
John Sergeant Federalist 6,364 60.2%
John Conard Democratic-Republican 4,204 39.8%

Williams had been the sole Democratic-Republican elected to Pennsylvania's 1st district (a plural district with 4 seats), and so with Sergeant's win, all four of the 1st district's seats were held by Federalists. Sergeant took his seat in the Congress on December 6, 1815[2]

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  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-12-06. Retrieved 2015-02-19.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) footnote 56