Kentucky's 12th congressional district special election, 1826

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A special election was held in Kentucky's 12th congressional district on November 20, 1826 to fill a vacancy caused by the death of Robert P. Henry (J) on August 25, 1826[1]

Election results[edit]

Candidate Party Votes[2] Percent
John F. Henry Adams 2,208 50.7%
Chittenden Lyon Jacksonian 2,149 49.3%

Henry took office on December 5, 1825.[1] With his victory, the 12th district changed from Jacksonian control to Adams control, increasing the Adams Party membership by one.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b 19th Congress membership roster
  2. ^ Election details from