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Virginia's 15th congressional district

Virginia Congressional District 15 is an obsolete congressional district. It was eliminated in 1853 after the 1850 U.S. Census. Its last Congressman was Sherrard Clemens.

List of members representing the districtEdit

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District created March 4, 1793
 
James Madison
Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
Redistricted from the 5th district and re-elected in 1793.
Re-elected in 1795.
Retired.
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
John Dawson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1803
Elected in 1797.
Re-elected in 1799.
Re-elected in 1801.
Redistricted to the 10th district.
 
John Randolph of Roanoke
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1813
Redistricted from the 7th district and re-elected in 1803.
Re-elected in 1805.
Re-elected in 1807.
Re-elected in 1809.
Re-elected in 1811.
Redistricted to the 16th district and lost re-election.
John Kerr Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
Elected in 1813.
Lost re-election.
Matthew Clay Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 –
May 27, 1815
Elected in 1815.
Died.
Vacant May 28, 1815 –
October 29, 1815
John Kerr Democratic-Republican October 30, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
Elected to finish Clay's term.
Retired.
William J. Lewis Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
Elected in 1817.
Retired.
 
George Tucker
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1823
Elected in 1819.
Re-elected in 1821.
Redistricted to the 6th district.
John S. Barbour Crawford Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Elected in 1823.
Re-elected in 1825.
Re-elected in 1827.
Re-elected in 1829.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1833
Edward Lucas Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
James M. Mason
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
William Lucas
Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
Richard W. Barton Whig March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
Lewis Steenrod Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
 
William G. Brown
Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1849
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
Alexander Newman Democratic March 4, 1849 –
September 8, 1849
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant September 9, 1849 –
November 7, 1849
Thomas S. Haymond Whig November 8, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
George W. Thompson
Democratic March 4, 1851 –
July 30, 1852
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become Circuit Court judge.
Vacant July 31, 1852 –
December 5, 1852
 
Sherrard Clemens
Democratic December 6, 1852 –
March 3, 1853
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
District eliminated March 4, 1853

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