1812 Georgia's at-large congressional district special election

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A special election was held in Georgia's at-large congressional district on October 5, 1812[1] to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of Howell Cobb (DR) to accept a commission as an army captain in the War of 1812 earlier that year.

Election results[edit]

Candidate Party Votes[2] Percent
William Barnett Democratic-Republican 5,428 39.0%
John Forsyth Democratic-Republican 5,344 38.2%
Thomas Telfair Democratic-Republican 2,606 18.6%
Thomas Carr [3] 595 4.3%
George Dent Federalist? 3 .02%

Barnett took his seat November 27, 1812[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b 12th Congress membership roster Archived 2012-12-13 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ A New Nation Votes
  3. ^ Party affiliation not listed in source