1796 United States House of Representatives election in Tennessee

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Tennessee was admitted June 1, 1796. The first member of the U.S. House of Representatives was elected October 15, 1796[1] and seated December 5, 1796.[1]

He was future U.S. President Andrew Jackson, a Democratic-Republican, who swamped James Rody 98.9% to 1.1%[2]

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  1. ^ a b Date cited is the election date, but the winner in some cases "took" the seat on a later date. See Dubin, Michael J. (1998). United States Congressional Elections, 1788-1997: The Official Results of the Elections of the 1st Through 105th Congresses. McFarland and Company. ISBN 0786402830.
  2. ^ "Tennessee 1796 U.S. House of Representatives". A New Nation Votes: American Election Returns 1787–1825. Tufts Digital Library, Tufts University. Retrieved August 6, 2018.