1816 Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district special election

On October 8, 1816, a special election was held in Pennsylvania's 9th district, the second special election in that district in the 14th Congress. The reason for the special election was Thomas Burnside (DR)'s resignation to accept a judicial appointment in April of that year. Burnside himself had been elected to the seat in the previous special election.

Election resultsEdit

Candidate Party Votes[1] Percent
William P. Maclay Democratic-Republican 2,169 68.5%
James Banks Democratic-Republican 999 31.%

Maclay took his seat December 3, 1816, at the start of the 2nd session of the 14th Congress[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Results" (PDF). staffweb.wilkes.edu.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-12-06. Retrieved 2015-02-19.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) footnote 52