1826 Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district special election

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On May 1, 1826, Alexander Thomson (J) of Pennsylvania's 13th district resigned. A special election was held to fill the resulting vacancy on October 10, 1826, the same day as the general elections to the 20th Congress.

Election results[edit]

Candidate Party Votes[1] Percent
Chauncey Forward Jacksonian 2,597 65.3%
William Piper [2] 1,378 34.7%

Forward took his seat on December 4, 1826, at the start of the Second Session of Congress.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://staffweb.wilkes.edu/harold.cox/rep/Congress%201824.pdf
  2. ^ Source did not give party affiliation
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-03-09. Retrieved 2013-03-21.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) footnote 50