United States House of Representatives election in Florida, 1860

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United States House of Representatives election in Florida, 1860

← 1858 October 1, 1860 1865 →

Florida's single seat to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Opposition
Last election 1 0
Seats won 1 0
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 7,722 5,172
Percentage 59.9% 40.1%

The election to the United States House of Representatives in Florida for the 37th Congress was held October 1, 1860 at the same time as the election for Governor. The winner of this election did not serve, as Florida seceded before the start of the 37th Congress.

Election results[edit]

The incumbent George S. Hawkins (D), who had first been elected in 1856, did not run for re-election.

1860 United States House election results[1]
Democratic Opposition
Robert Benjamin Hilton 7,722 59.9% B.F. Allen[2] 5,172 40.1%

Post-election[edit]

The winner of this election did not serve due to Florida's secession. He subsequently won election to represent Florida's 2nd district in the Confederate Congress, serving in both the First and Second Confederate Congress. Florida's seat in the United States Congress was vacant from January 21, 1860 until July 1, 1868 when Florida was readmitted following Reconstruction.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Election details from Ourcampaigns.com
  2. ^ Source did not give full name