Connecticut's at-large congressional district special election, 1817

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A special election was held in Connecticut's at-large district in 1817 to fill two vacancies in the 15th Congress, both of which had occurred before the start of that Congress. The vacancies were left by the death of Sylvanus Backus (F) on February 15, 1817 and by Charles Dennison (F).

Election results[edit]

As there were two vacancies in an at-large district, the top two candidates were elected to represent Connecticut

Candidate Party Votes[1] Percent
Ebenezer Huntington Federalist 5,449 29.2%
Nathaniel Terry Federalist 4,201 22.5%
Sylvester Gilbert[2] Democratic-Republican 3,115 16.7%
Lyman Law Federalist 2,240 12.0%
Lewis B. Sturges Federalist 1,829 9.8%
Epaphroditus Champion Federalist 1,248 6.7%
Asa Bacon, Jr. Federalist 593 3.2%

Huntington and Terry took their seats with the rest of the 15th Congress.

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