Massachusetts's 1st congressional district special election, 1820

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A special election was held in Massachusetts's 1st congressional district on October 23, 1820 to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Jonathan Mason (F) on May 15, 1820.[1] As a majority was not achieved on the first ballot, a second ballot was held November 6, 1820

Election results[edit]

Candidate Party First ballot[2] Second ballot[3]
Votes Percent Votes Percent
Benjamin Gorham Federalist 1,635 48.3% 2,262 58.0%
Henry Orne Democratic-Republican 882 26.1%
Samuel Wells Independent 866 25.6% 1,565 40.1%
Jesse Putnam Unknown 55 1.4%
Scattering 20 0.5%

Gorham took his seat on November 27, 1820.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 16th Congress membership roster
  2. ^ 1st district special election, 1820 first ballot
  3. ^ 1st district special election, 1820 second ballot