1885 United States House of Representatives elections

There were six special elections to the United States House of Representatives in 1885 during the 48th and 49th Congresses.

48th CongressEdit

District Incumbent This race
Member Party First elected Results Candidates
North Carolina 5 Alfred M. Scales Democratic 1857
1858 (Lost)
1874
Incumben resigned December 30, 1884 when elected Governor of North Carolina.
New member elected January 15, 1885.
Democratic hold.
Successor seated January 28, 1885.
Winner was already elected to the next term.
Rhode Island 2 Jonathan Chace Republican 1880 Resigned January 26, 1885 when elected U.S. Senator.
New member elected February 5, 1885.
Democratic hold.
Successor seated February 12, 1885.
Winner was already elected to the next term.

49th CongressEdit

District Incumbent This race
Member Party First elected Results Candidates
Arkansas 3 James K. Jones Democratic 1880 Incumbent member-elect resigned during the previous Congress when elected U.S. senator.
New member elected September 7, 1885.
Democratic hold.
Successor seated December 7, 1885.
Illinois 5 Reuben Ellwood Republican 1882 Incumbent died July 1, 1885.
New member elected November 3, 1885.
Republican hold.
Successor seated December 7, 1885.
New York 8 Samuel S. Cox Democratic 1856 (Ohio)
1864 (Lost)
1868 (New York)
Incumbent resigned to become U.S. Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Ottoman Empire.
New member elected November 3, 1885.
Democratic hold.
Pennsylvania 19 William A. Duncan Democratic 1882 Incumbent member-elected resigned during previous congress.
New member elected November 3, 1885.
Democratic hold.
Successor seated December 7, 1885.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - NC District 05 - Special Election Race - Jan 15, 1885". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - RI District 02 Race - Feb 05, 1885". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  3. ^ "Our Campaigns - AR District 5 Race - Sep 07, 1885". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  4. ^ "Our Campaigns - IL - District 05 Special Election Race - Nov 03, 1885". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  5. ^ "Our Campaigns - NY District 08 - Special Election Race - Nov 03, 1885". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  6. ^ "Our Campaigns - PA - District 19 - Special Election Race - Dec 23, 1884". www.ourcampaigns.com.