Massachusetts's 4th congressional district special election, 1814

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A special election was held in Massachusetts's 4th congressional district on May 23, 1814 to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of William M. Richardson (DR) on April 18, 1814.[1]

Election returns[edit]

Candidate Party Votes[2] Percent
Samuel Dana Democratic-Republican 2,409 57.6%
Asahel Stearns Federalist 1,770 42.4%

Dana took his seat September 22, 1814.[1] His opponent in this election would go on to defeat him in the general elections later that year.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b 13th Congress membership roster
  2. ^ Election details from