Virginia's 12th congressional district

Virginia's 12th congressional district is an obsolete U.S. congressional district. It was eliminated in 1863 after the 1860 U.S. Census. Its last Member of Congress was Kellian V. Whaley.

List of members representing the districtEdit

Representative Party Term Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1793
 
John Page
Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
3rd
4th
Redistricted from the 7th district and re-elected in 1793.
Re-elected in 1795.
Lost re-election.
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
Thomas Evans Federalist March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1801
5th
6th
Elected in 1797.
Re-elected in 1799.
Retired.
John Stratton Federalist March 4, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
7th Elected in 1801.
Retired.
 
Thomas Griffin
Federalist March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
8th Elected in 1803.
Lost re-election.
Burwell Bassett Democratic-Republican March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1813
9th
10th
11th
12th
Elected in 1805.
Re-elected in 1807.
Re-elected in 1809.
Re-elected in 1811.
Redistricted to the 13th district and lost re-election.
John Roane Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
13th Redistricted from the 11th district and re-elected in 1813.
Retired.
 
William H. Roane
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
14th Elected in 1815.
Retired.
Robert S. Garnett Democratic-Republican[a] March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1825
15th
16th
17th
18th
19th
Elected in 1817.
Re-elected in 1819.
Re-elected in 1821.
Re-elected in 1823.
Re-elected in 1825.
Retired.
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
John Roane Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1831
20th
21st
Elected in 1827.
Re-elected in 1829.
Retired.
John J. Roane Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
22nd Elected in 1831.
Retired.
William F. Gordon Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
23rd Elected in 1833.
Lost re-election.
James Garland Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
24th
25th
26th
Elected in 1835.
Re-elected in 1837.
Re-elected in 1839.
Lost re-election.
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
Conservative March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841


 
Thomas W. Gilmer
Whig March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
27th Elected in 1841.
Redistricted to the 5th district.
Augustus A. Chapman Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
28th
29th
Elected in 1843.
Re-elected in 1845.
Retired.
 
William B. Preston
Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
30th Elected in 1847.
Appt. Secretary of the Navy.
 
Henry A. Edmundson
Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1861
31st
32nd
33rd
34th
35th
36th
Elected in 1849.
Re-elected in 1851.
Re-elected in 1853.
Re-elected in 1855.
Re-elected in 1857.
Re-elected in 1859.
Retired.
 
Kellian V. Whaley
Unionist March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
37th Elected in 1861.
Retired.
District eliminated March 4, 1863

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Supported the Crawford faction in the 1824 United States presidential election

ReferencesEdit

  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present