1883 United States House of Representatives elections

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There were several special elections to the United States House of Representatives in 1883 during the 47th and 48th Congresses.

47th Congress[edit]

District Incumbent This race
Representative Party First elected Results Candidates
Alabama 8 William M. Lowe Greenback 1878
1880 (Lost)
1882 (Won election contest)
Incumbent died October 12, 1882.
New member elected January 3, 1883.
Democratic gain.
Successor seated January 15, 1883.
Successor had not been elected to the next term on November 7, 1882, which had already been won by fellow Democrat Luke Pryor.
Ohio 16 Jonathan T. Updegraff Republican 1878 Incumbent died November 30, 1882.
New member elected January 2, 1883.
Republican hold.
Winner also elected the same day to the next term in the 17th district.
Indiana 9 Godlove S. Orth Republican 1862
1870 (Retired)
1872
1874 (Retired)
1878
Incumbent died December 16, 1882.
New member elected January 9, 1883.
Republican hold.
Successor seated January 17, 1883.

48th Congress[edit]

District Incumbent This race
Representative Party First elected Results Candidates
Ohio 17 Jonathan T. Updegraff Republican 1878 Incumbent member-elect had been redistricted and re-elected but died November 30, 1882 before the term began.
New member elected January 2, 1883.
Republican hold.
Successor seated December 3, 1883.
Winner also elected the same day to finish the current term in the 16th district.
West Virginia 3 John E. Kenna Democratic 1876 Incumbent resigned March 4, 1883, when elected U.S. Senator.
New member elected May 15, 1883.
Democratic hold.
Successor seated December 3, 1883.[5]
Alabama 1 Thomas H. Herndon Democratic 1878 Incumbent died March 28, 1883.
New member elected July 3, 1883.
Democratic hold.
Successor seated December 3, 1883.
Iowa 6 Marsena E. Cutts Republican 1880
1883 (Lost election contest)
1882
Incumbent died September 1, 1883.
New member elected October 9, 1883.[8]
Democratic gain.
Successor seated December 3, 1883.
John C. Cook had successfully contested Cutts's 1880 election. Cook had beaten Cutts in the 1882 election, but Cutts, meanwhile, had already won election to the next term. So Cook only served one day: March 3, 1883, before the new term began. Cutts, however, never served in the new term, as he died of tuberculosis before being seated.
Kansas 2 Dudley C. Haskell Republican 1876 Incumbent died December 16, 1883.
New member elected October 9, 1883.
Republican hold.
Successor seated March 21, 1884.
North Carolina 1 Walter F. Pool Republican 1882 Incumbent died August 25, 1883.
New member elected November 20, 1883.
Democratic gain.
Successor seated December 3, 1883.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AL District 08 - Special Election". December 27, 2004. Retrieved October 23, 2019 – via OurCampaigns.com., citing Dubin's United States Congressional Elections, 1778-1997 The Official Results, pg. 255
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - Container Detail Page".
  3. ^ "IN - District 09 Special Election". January 8, 2010. Retrieved November 8, 2019 – via OurCampaigns.com., citing Dubin's United States Congressional Elections, 1778-1997 The Official Results
  4. ^ "OH District 16 - Special Election". April 21, 2008. Retrieved November 8, 2019., citing United States Congressional Elections, 1788-1997 The Official Results Michael J. Dubin
  5. ^ "Forty-eighth Congress March 4, 1883, to March 3, 1885". Historian of the United States House of Representatives. Retrieved November 8, 2019.
  6. ^ "Our Campaigns - WV District 03 Race - May 15, 1883"., citing Dubin, US Congressional Directory
  7. ^ "Our Campaigns - AL District 01 - Special Election Race - Jul 03, 1883"., citing Michael J. Dubin, United States Congressional Elections 1788-1997, p. 263
  8. ^ a b "Our Campaigns - IA District 6 - Special Election Race - Oct 09, 1883". January 8, 2011., citing United States Congressional elections, 1788-1997 : the official results of the elections of the 1st through 105th Congresses
  9. ^ "Our Campaigns - KS - District 02 - Special Election Race - Oct 09, 1883"., citing Michael J. Dubin, U.S. Congressional Elections 1788-1997, p. 263.
  10. ^ "Our Campaigns - NC - District 01 Race - Nov 20, 1883"., citing Official county returns in the N.C. Department of Archives and History.