1812 United States House of Representatives elections in Ohio

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The 1810 Census revealed dramatic population growth in Ohio since 1800, resulting in its representation increasing from a single Representative to six, resulting in the State being broken up into 6 districts, abolishing the at-large district. Jeremiah Morrow (Democratic-Republican), who had served since Ohio achieved statehood in 1803, retired to run for U.S. Senator, so that all six seats were open. Its elections were held October 13, 1812.

District Incumbent This race
Representative Party First elected Results Candidates[a]
Ohio 1 None (District created) New seat.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain.
John McLean (Democratic-Republican) 71.3%
Ethan Stone (Federalist) 16.6%
John Bigger (Federalist) 10.7%
Othneil Looker (Democratic-Republican) 1.4%
Ohio 2 None (District created) New seat.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain.
John Alexander (Democratic-Republican) 38.5%
John W. Campbell (Democratic-Republican) 35.6%
Thomas Morris (Democratic-Republican) 25.9%
Ohio 3 None (District created) New seat.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain.
Successor resigned April 5, 1813, after the new Congress began but before it first met, leading to a special election.
Duncan McArthur (Democratic-Republican) 99.9%
Ohio 4 None (District created) New seat.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain.
James Caldwell (Democratic-Republican) 51.5%
Bazaleel Wells (Federalist) 43.1%
James Pritchard (Democratic-Republican) 5.4%
Ohio 5 None (District created) New seat.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain.
James Kilbourne (Democratic-Republican) 24.5%
Robert J. Slaughter 23.3%
Robert Cloud 17.3%
Joseph Foos 13.2%
William W. Irvin 12.5%
Joseph H. Crane 8.9%
Ohio 6 None (District created) New seat.
New member elected.
Democratic-Republican gain.
John S. Edwards (Federalist) 60.0%
Reasin Beall (Democratic-Republican) 38.4%

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  1. ^ Only candidates with at least 1% of the vote listed