1822–1823 United States House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts

Massachusetts elected its members November 4, 1822. Massachusetts law required a majority for election, which was not met in 3 districts, necessitating additional elections on March 3, 1823 and May 12, 1823; nevertheless, all elections were complete before the new Congress convened.

District[a] Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Massachusetts 1
"Suffolk district"
Benjamin Gorham Federalist 1820 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Federalist hold.
  • Daniel Webster (Adams-Clay Federalist) 62.9%
  • Jesse Putnam (Democratic-Republican) 37.1%
Massachusetts 2
"Essex South district"
Gideon Barstow Democratic-Republican 1821 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
First ballot (November 4, 1822):
  • Benjamin W. Crowninshield (Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican) 48.4%
  • Benjamin Merrill (Federalist) 41.9%
  • Willard Peele (Independent) 9.7%

Second ballot (March 3, 1823):
  • Benjamin W. Crowninshield (Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican) 51.9%
  • Benjamin Merrill (Federalist) 27.4%
  • Willard Peele (Independent) 20.8%
Massachusetts 3
"Essex North district"
Jeremiah Nelson Federalist 1804
1806 (Retired)
1814
Incumbent re-elected.
  • Jeremiah Nelson (Adams-Clay Federalist) 76.0%
  • Amos Spaulding (Democratic-Republican) 24.0%
Massachusetts 4
"Middlesex district"
Timothy Fuller Democratic-Republican 1816 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Timothy Fuller (Democratic-Republican) 89.2%
  • Thomas Harris 6.9%
  • Others 3.8%
Massachusetts 5
"Worcester South district"
Jonathan Russell
Redistricted from the 11th district
Democratic-Republican 1820 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican hold.
First ballot (November 4, 1822):

Second ballot (March 3, 1823):
Massachusetts 6
"Worcester North district"
Lewis Bigelow
Redistricted from the 12th district
Federalist 1820 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain.
First ballot (November 4, 1822):

Second ballot (March 3, 1823):

Third ballot (May 12, 1823):
Massachusetts 7
"Franklin district"
Samuel C. Allen
Redistricted from the 6th district
Federalist 1816 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 8
"Hampden district"
Samuel Lathrop
Redistricted from the 5th district
Federalist 1819 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Samuel Lathrop (Adams-Clay Federalist) 81.2%
  • Thomas Shepherd (Democratic-Republican) 18.8%
Massachusetts 9
"Berkshire district"
Henry W. Dwight
Redistricted from the 7th district
Federalist 1820 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Henry W. Dwight (Adams-Clay Federalist) 62.4%
  • William Jarvis (Democratic-Republican) 37.6%
Massachusetts 10
"Norfolk district"
William Eustis
Redistricted from the 13th district
Democratic-Republican 1800
1804 (Lost)
1820 (Special)
1820
Incumbent re-elected but declined the seat to become Governor of Massachusetts, leading to a special election.
  • William Eustis (Democratic-Republican) 84.5%
  • Richard Sullivan (Federalist) 5.7%
  • Others 9.8%
Massachusetts 11
"Plymouth district"
Aaron Hobart
Redistricted from the 8th district
Democratic-Republican 1820 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Aaron Hobart (Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican) 58.1%
  • Cushing Otis (Federalist) 41.9%
Massachusetts 12
"Bristol district"
Francis Baylies
Redistricted from the 10th district
Federalist 1820 Incumbent re-elected.
  • Francis Baylies (Jackson Federalist) 66.8%
  • Hercules Cushman (Democratic-Republican) 33.2%
Massachusetts 13
"Barnstable district"
John Reed Jr.
Redistricted from the 9th district
Federalist 1812
1816 (Lost)
1820
Incumbent re-elected.

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  1. ^ District numbers differed between source used and elsewhere on Wikipedia; district numbers used elsewhere on Wikipedia used here.