1840 Pennsylvania's 22nd congressional district special election

On October 13, 1840, the same day as the general elections for the 27th Congress, a special election was held in Pennsylvania's 22nd congressional district to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of Richard Biddle (AM).[1]

Election resultsEdit

Candidate Party Votes[1] Percent
Henry M. Brackenridge Whig 6,858 61.5%
William Wilkins Democratic 4,297 38.5%

Brackenridge took office on December 10, 1840.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Cox, Harold E. (January 14, 2007). "26th Congress 1839–1841" (PDF). Wilkes University Election Statistics Project.
  2. ^ "Twenty–Sixth Congress March 4, 1839, to March 3, 1841" (PDF). Office of the Historian, United States House of Representatives. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 13, 2022. footnote 48