1872 United States House of Representatives election in Florida
The election to the United States House of Representatives in Florida was held November 5, 1872, for two seats elected at large. This election was held at the same time as the 1872 Presidential election and the gubernatorial election.
Both of Florida's seats to the United States House of Representatives
From Florida's admission to the Union in 1845, it had been represented by a single Representative. In reapportionment following the 1870 census, Florida gained a second Representative. Districting was delayed, however, and so the at-large district was used for the 1872 election as well, with two seats instead of one. This would be the last time that Florida's representation would be at-large (there was an at-large seat for several later Congresses, but those were in addition to districts).
|William J. Purman||17,537||26.3%||Silas L. Niblack||15,881||23.8%|
|Josiah T. Walls (I)||17,503||26.2%||Charles W. Jones||15,811||23.7%|