Delaware's at-large congressional district special election, 1822

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A special election was held in Delaware's at-large congressional district on October 1, 1822[1] to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of Caesar A. Rodney (DR) on January 24, 1822,[2] having been elected to the Senate. This election was held on the same day as the general elections for Congress in Delaware.

Election results[edit]

Candidate Party Votes[3] Percent
Daniel Rodney Federalist 3,884 51.5%
James Derickson Democratic-Republican 3,653 48.4%

Rodney took his seat December 2, 1822,[4] at the start of the 2nd session of the 17th Congress.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ United States Congressional Elections, 1788-1997: The Official Results, by Michael J. Dubin (McFarland and Company, 1998)].
  2. ^ Footnote 8
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  4. ^ Footnote 9