United States House of Representatives elections in Delaware

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A table showing the results of general elections for United States House of Representatives from Delaware, beginning in 1788 when the United States Constitution of 1787 went into effect.

United States House of Representatives[edit]


Year Congress Elected Party Votes Pct Opponent Party Votes Pct Notes
1789 1st John M. Vining non partisan 898 44% Rhoads Shankland non partisan 491 24% [1]
1790 2nd John M. Vining non partisan 252 50% Joshua Clayton non partisan 145 29% [2]
1792 3rd John Patten non partisan 2,273 50% Henry Latimer non partisan 2,243 50%
1794 3rd Henry Latimer non partisan 2,238 50% John Patten non partisan 2,205 50% [3]
1794 4th John Patten Republican 2,409 51% Henry Latimer Federalist 2,285 49%
1796 5th James A. Bayard, Sr. Federalist 2,292 56% William Peery Republican 1,779 44%
1798 6th James A. Bayard, Sr. Federalist 2,792 61% Archibald Alexander Republican 1,772 39%
1800 7th James A. Bayard, Sr. Federalist 2,674 53% John Patten Republican 2,340 47%
1802 8th Caesar A. Rodney Republican 3,421 50% James A. Bayard, Sr. Federalist 3,406 50%
1804 9th James A. Bayard, Sr. Federalist 4,398 52% Caesar A. Rodney Republican 4,040 48%
1805 9th James M. Broom Federalist 3,010 53% David Hall Republican 2,682 47% [4][5]
1806 10th James M. Broom Federalist 2,353 61% Thomas Fitzgerald Republican 830 21% [6]
1807 10th Nicholas Van Dyke, Jr. Federalist 3,294 52% John Dickinson Republican 3,078 48% [7]
1808 11th Nicholas Van Dyke, Jr. Federalist 3,242 53% Joseph Haslet Republican 2,837 47%
1810 12th Henry M. Ridgely Federalist 3,634 50% Richard C. Dale Republican 3,617 50%
1812 13th [8] Henry M. Ridgely Federalist 4,193 28% David Hall Republican 3,221 22% 1st
Thomas Cooper Federalist 4,183 28% Richard C. Dale Republican 3,210 22% 2nd
1814 14th [9] Thomas Clayton Federalist 3,964 30% George Read, Jr. Republican 2,545 20% 1st
Thomas Cooper Federalist 3,960 30% Willard Hall Republican 2,547 20% 2nd
1816 15th [10] Louis McLane Federalist 3,580 24% Caesar A. Rodney Republican 3,521 24% 1st
Willard Hall Republican 3,534 24% Caleb Rodney Federalist 3,433 47% 2nd [11]
1818 16th [12] Louis McLane Federalist 3,098 26% George Read, Jr. Republican 2,818 24% 1st
Willard Hall Republican 3,007 25% Thomas Clayton Federalist 2,902 25% 2nd
1820 17th [13] Louis McLane Federalist 3,918 26% Willard Hall Republican 3,525 24% 1st
Caesar A. Rodney Republican 4,029 27% John Mitchell Federalist 3,500 23% 2nd
1822 17th Daniel Rodney Federalist 3,884 52% James Derickson Republican 3,653 48% [14]
1822 18th Louis McLane Federalist 4,110 54% Arnold Naudain Republican 3,466 46%
1824 19th Louis McLane Federalist 3,387 52% Arnold Naudain Republican 3,163 48%
1826 20th Louis McLane Federalist 4,230 54% Arnold Naudain Republican 3,931 46%
1827 20th Kensey Johns, Jr. Federalist 4,148 53% James A. Bayard, Jr. Republican 3,753 48% [15]
1828 21st Kensey Johns, Jr. Federalist 4,769 52% James A. Bayard, Jr. Republican 4,347 48%
1830 22nd John J. Milligan Whig 4,267 53% Henry M. Ridgely Democratic 3,833 47%
1832 23rd John J. Milligan Whig 4,257 51% Martin W. Bates Democratic 4,142 49%
1834 24th John J. Milligan Whig 4,779 51% James A. Bayard, Jr. Democratic 4,626 49%
1836 25th John J. Milligan Whig 4,705 53% Martin W. Bates Democratic 4,247 47%
1838 26th Thomas Robinson, Jr. Democratic 4,437 50% John J. Milligan Whig 4,379 50%
1840 27th George B. Rodney Whig 5,896 54% Thomas Robinson, Jr. Democratic 4,974 46%
1842 28th George B. Rodney Whig 5,465 50% William H. Jones Democratic 5,456 50%
1844 29th John W. Houston Whig 6,229 51% George R. Riddle Democratic 6,023 49%
1846 30th John W. Houston Whig 6,254 51% John I. Dilworth Democratic 6,007 49%
1848 31st John W. Houston Whig 6,369 51% William G. Whiteley Democratic 6,026 49%
1850 32nd George R. Riddle Democratic 6,055 49% George B. Rodney Whig 5,936 48% [16]
1852 33rd George R. Riddle Democratic 6,692 50% John W. Houston Whig 6,630 50%
1854 34th Elisha D. Cullen American 6,820 52% George R. Riddle Democratic 6,334 48%
1856 35th William G. Whiteley Democratic 8,111 56% Elisha D. Cullen American 6,360 44%
1858 36th William G. Whiteley Democratic 7,868 51% William R. Morris American 7,452 49%
1860 37th George P. Fisher Republican 7,732 48% Benjamin T. Biggs Democratic 7,485 47% [17]
1862 38th William Temple Democratic 8,051 50% George P. Fisher Republican 8,014 50%
1863 38th Nathaniel B. Smithers Republican 8,215 99% Charles Brown Democratic 13 0% [18]
1864 39th John A. Nicholson Democratic 8,762 52% Nathaniel B. Smithers Republican 8,253 49%
1866 40th John A. Nicholson Democratic 9,933 54% John L. McKim Republican 8,553 46%
1868 41st Benjamin T. Biggs Democratic 10,961 59% Alfred I. Torbet Republican 7,636 41%
1870 42nd Benjamin T. Biggs Democratic 12,434 55% Joshua T. Heald Republican 10,001 45%
1872 43rd James R. Lofland Republican 11,378 51% Eustis Wright Democratic 11,023 49%
1874 44th James Williams Democratic 12,602 53% James R. Lofland Republican 11,024 47%
1876 45th James Williams Democratic 13,169 55% Levi C. Bird Republican 10,592 44% [19]
1878 46th Edward L. Martin Democratic 10,576 78% John G. Jackson Greenback 2,966 22%
1880 47th Edward L. Martin Democratic 14,966 51% John W. Houston Republican 14,336 49% [20]
1882 48th Charles B. Lore Democratic 16,563 53% Washington Hastings Republican 14,640 47%
1884 49th Charles B. Lore Democratic 17,054 57% Anthony Higgins Republican 12,878 43%
1886 50th John B. Penington Democratic 13,837 62% Richard W. Cooper Temperance 8,392 38%
1888 51st John B. Penington Democratic 16,396 55% Charles H. Treat Republican 12,935 44% [21]
1890 52nd John W. Causey Democratic 17,848 50% Henry P. Cannon Republican 17,180 49% [22]
1892 53rd John W. Causey Democratic 18,554 51% Jonathan S. Willis Union Republican 18,080 49% [23]
1894 54th Jonathan S. Willis Republican 19,789 51% Samuel Bancroft Democratic 18,492 48% [24]
1896 55th L. Irving Handy Democratic 15,407 44% Jonathan S. Willis Union Republican 11,159 32% [25]
1898 56th John H. Hoffecker Republican 17,566 53% L. Irving Handy Democratic 15,053 46% [26]
1900 56th Walter O. Hoffecker Republican 22,389 54% Edward Fowler Democratic 19,012 45% [27][28]
1900 57th L. Heisler Ball Republican 22,353 53% Alexander M. Daly Democratic 19,157 46% [29]
1902 58th Henry A. Houston Democratic 16,396 43% William A. Byrne Union Republican 12,998 34% [30]
1904 59th Hiram R. Burton Republican 23,512 54% Edward D. Hearne Democratic 19,552 45% [31]
1906 60th Hiram R. Burton Republican 20,210 53% David T. Marvel Democratic 17,118 45% [32]
1908 61st William H. Heald Republican 24,314 51% L. Irving Handy Democratic 22,515 47% [33]
1910 62nd William H. Heald Republican 22,410 51% Robert C. White Democratic 20,281 46% [34]
1912 63rd Franklin Brockson Democratic 22,485 48% George Hall Republican 16,740 35% [35]
1914 64th Thomas W. Miller Republican 22,922 50% Franklin Brockson Democratic 20,681 45% [36]
1916 65th Albert F. Polk Democratic 24,395 48% Thomas W. Miller Republican 24,202 47% [37]
1918 66th Caleb R. Layton Republican 21,226 51% Albert F. Polk Democratic 19,652 48% [38]
1920 67th Caleb R. Layton Republican 52,145 54% James R. Clements Democratic 40,206 43% [39]
1922 68th William H. Boyce Democratic 39,126 54% Caleb R. Layton Republican 32,577 45% [40]
1924 69th Robert G. Houston Republican 51,536 59% William H. Boyce Democratic 35,943 41% [41]
1926 70th Robert G. Houston Republican 38,919 57% Merrill H. Tilghman Democratic 29,424 43%
1928 71st Robert G. Houston Republican 66,361 64% John M. Richardson Democratic 38,045 36%
1930 72nd Robert G. Houston Republican 48,493 56% John P. LeFevre Democratic 38,391 44% [42]
1932 73rd Wilbur L. Adams Democratic 51,698 46% Reuben Satterthwaite, Jr. Republican 48,841 44% [43]
1934 74th J. George Stewart Republican 52,468 53% John C. Hazzard Democratic 45,927 46% [44]
1936 75th William F. Allen Democratic 65,485 52% J. George Stewart Republican 55,664 44% [45]
1938 76th George S. Williams Republican 60,661 56% William F. Allen Democratic 46,989 43% [46]
1940 77th Philip A. Traynor Democratic 68,205 51% George S. Williams Republican 64,384 48% [47]
1942 78th Earle D. Willey Republican 45,376 54% Philip A. Traynor Democratic 38,791 46% [48]
1944 79th Philip A. Traynor Democratic 63,649 50% Earle D. Willey Republican 62,378 49% [49]
1946 80th J. Caleb Boggs Republican 63,516 56% Philip A. Traynor Democratic 49,105 44%
1948 81st J. Caleb Boggs Republican 71,127 51% J. Carl McGuigan Democratic 68,909 49% [50]
1950 82nd J. Caleb Boggs Republican 73,313 57% Henry M. Winchester Democratic 56,091 43%
1952 83rd Herbert B. Warburton Republican 88,285 52% Joseph S. Scannell Democratic 81,730 48%
1954 84th Harris B. McDowell, Jr. Democratic 79,201 55% Lillian I. Martin Republican 65,035 45%
1956 85th Harry G. Haskell, Jr. Republican 91,538 52% Harris B. McDowell, Jr. Democratic 84,644 48%
1958 86th Harris B. McDowell, Jr. Democratic 76,797 50% Harry G. Haskell, Jr. Republican 76,099 50%
1960 87th Harris B. McDowell, Jr. Democratic 98,227 50% James T. McKinstry Republican 96,337 50%
1962 88th Harris B. McDowell, Jr. Democratic 81,166 53% Wilmer F. Williams Republican 71,934 47% [51]
1964 89th Harris B. McDowell, Jr. Democratic 112,361 57% James H. Snowden Republican 86,254 43% [52]
1966 90th William V. Roth, Jr. Republican 90,961 56% Harris B. McDowell, Jr. Democratic 72,142 44%
1968 91st William V. Roth, Jr. Republican 117,827 59% Harris B. McDowell, Jr. Democratic 82,993 41%
1970 92nd Pierre S. du Pont, IV Republican 86,125 54% John D. Daniello Democratic 71,429 45% [53]
1972 93rd Pierre S. du Pont, IV Republican 141,237 63% Norma Handloft Democratic 83,230 37% [54]
1974 94th Pierre S. du Pont, IV Republican 93,826 58% James S. Soles Democratic 63,490 40% [55]
1976 95th Thomas B. Evans, Jr. Republican 110,636 51% Samuel L. Shipley Democratic 102,411 48% [56]
1978 96th Thomas B. Evans, Jr. Republican 91,689 59% Gary E. Hindes Democratic 64,863 41% [57]
1980 97th Thomas B. Evans, Jr. Republican 133,842 62% Robert L. Maxwell Democratic 81,227 38% [58]
1982 98th Thomas R. Carper Democratic 98,533 52% Thomas B. Evans, Jr. Republican 87,153 46% [59]
1984 99th Thomas R. Carper Democratic 142,070 58% Elise R. du Pont Republican 100,650 41% [60]
1986 100th Thomas R. Carper Democratic 106,351 66% Thomas S. Neuberger Republican 53,767 33% [61]
1988 101st Thomas R. Carper Democratic 158,338 68% James P. Krapf Republican 76,179 32%
1990 102nd Thomas R. Carper Democratic 116,274 66% Ralph O. Williams Republican 58,037 33% [62]
1992 103rd Michael N. Castle Republican 153,037 55% Shien Biau Woo Democratic 117,426 43% [63]
1994 104th Michael N. Castle Republican 137,945 71% Carol Ann DeSantis Democratic 51,793 27% [64]
1996 105th Michael N. Castle Republican 185,577 70% Dennis E. Williams Democratic 73,258 27% [65]
1998 106th Michael N. Castle Republican 119,811 66% Dennis E. Williams Democratic 57,446 32% [66]
2000 107th Michael N. Castle Republican 211,797 68% Micheal C. Miller Democratic 96,488 31% [67]
2002 108th Michael N. Castle Republican 164,605 72% Micheal C. Miller Democratic 61,011 27% [68]
2004 109th Michael N. Castle Republican 245,978 69% Paul Donnelly Democratic 105,716 30% [69]
2006 110th Michael N. Castle Republican 143,897 57% Dennis R. Spivack Democratic 97,565 39% [70]
2008 110th Michael N. Castle Republican 235,437 61% Karen Hartley-Nagle Democratic 146,434 38% [71]
See also: General ticket

for the way “at-large” seats were selected between 1812 and 1820

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Additional candidates were Gunning Bedford, Jr. (308), Joshua Clayton (272) , and Allen McLane (90).
  2. ^ An additional candidate was Thomas Duff (104).
  3. ^ This was a recount held on February 14, 1794 of the disputed 1792 election
  4. ^ This was a special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James A. Bayard, Sr..
  5. ^ An additional candidate was Isaac H. Starr (24).
  6. ^ Additional candidates were Joseph Haslet (382), and Thomas Montgomery (323).
  7. ^ This was a special election held October 6, 1807 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James M. Broom.
  8. ^ Both representatives were elected statewide “at-large” on a General ticket.
  9. ^ Both representatives were elected statewide “at-large” on a General ticket.
  10. ^ Both representatives were elected statewide “at-large” on a General ticket.
  11. ^ Additional candidates were Thomas Clayton (486) and Thomas Cooper (390).
  12. ^ Both representatives were elected statewide “at-large” on a General ticket.
  13. ^ Both representatives were elected statewide “at-large” on a General ticket.
  14. ^ This was a special election held October 1, 1822 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Caesar A. Rodney.
  15. ^ This was a special election held October 2, 1827 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Louis McLane.
  16. ^ An additional candidate was Francis D. Wait (453).
  17. ^ An additional candidate was Elias Reed (761).
  18. ^ This was a special election held November 19, 1863 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William Temple. The Democratic Party did not participate.
  19. ^ An additional candidate was Charles Moore (236).
  20. ^ An additional candidate was John G. Jackson (132).
  21. ^ An additional candidate was Charles H. Register (387).
  22. ^ An additional candidate was Daniel M. Green (257).
  23. ^ An additional candidate was Lewis M. Price (509).
  24. ^ Additional candidates were W. W. Bullock (584) and John P. Donahue (67).
  25. ^ Additional candidates were Robert G. Houston (7,123), Thomas F. Bayard, Jr. (844), and William Faries (462).
  26. ^ An additional candidate was Lewis M. Brosius (454).
  27. ^ This was a special election held November 6, 1900 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John H. Hoffecker.
  28. ^ Additional candidates were Louis M. Price (394) and John P. Mettler (55).
  29. ^ Additional candidates were Louis M. Brosius (548) and Nathan Shtofman (54).
  30. ^ Additional candidates were L. Heisler Ball (8,028), George W. Todd (569), and James A. Ward (216).
  31. ^ Additional candidates were William Faries (607) and John P. Edwards (135).
  32. ^ Additional candidates were Alfred Smith (767) and Frank A. Houck (149).
  33. ^ Additional candidates were William E. Hawkins (921), Frank A. Houck (228), and Elliot Cresson (10).
  34. ^ Additional candidates were Lewis M. Brosius (763) and Frank A. Houck (559).
  35. ^ Additional candidates were Hiram R. Burton (5,497), Louis A. Drexler (2,825), and John H. Kelly (597).
  36. ^ Additional candidates were James H. Anderson (1,653) and William H. Connor (463).
  37. ^ Additional candidates were Edward G. Bradford (2,130) and Frederick K. Miller (484).
  38. ^ An additional candidate was William H. Crawford (420).
  39. ^ Additional candidates were Robert A. Walker (1,063) and Howard T. Ennis (196).
  40. ^ An additional candidate was Frank A. Houck (908).
  41. ^ An additional candidate was Florence Garvin (519).
  42. ^ An additional candidate was Arnold Williams (127).
  43. ^ Additional candidates were Frances B. Short (10,560), Edgar G. Shaeffer (887), and Frank Rhoades (110).
  44. ^ Additional candidates were William A. Mayer (404) and Joseph P. Daniels (58).
  45. ^ Additional candidates were James A. Ellison (5,338) and William A. Mayer (176).
  46. ^ Additional candidates were William J. Highfield (816) and Ralph L. Brown (105).
  47. ^ An additional candidate was Royden C. Caulk (2,189).
  48. ^ An additional candidate was Charles A. Kirk (559).
  49. ^ An additional candidate was Harold H. Vigneulle (413).
  50. ^ Additional candidates were Edward C. Graham (399) and LeRoy B. Jones (100).
  51. ^ An additional candidate was Joseph B. Hollon (256).
  52. ^ An additional candidate was George A. LaForest (76).
  53. ^ An additional candidate was Walter Hoey (2,759).
  54. ^ Additional candidates were Robert G. LoPresti (1,120) and Rachel L. Dickerson (264).
  55. ^ Additional candidates were Donald G. Gies (1,250), John Trager (1,241), George C. Brown (370), and Melvin Dillard (151).
  56. ^ Additional candidates were Robert G. LoPresti (840), Raymond R. Green (693), Joseph B. Hollon (347), and Philip Valenti (150).
  57. ^ An additional candidate was James E. Hicks (1,014).
  58. ^ An additional candidate was Lawrence D. Sullivan (1,506).
  59. ^ Additional candidates were Mary D. Gise (1,109), Richard A. Cohen (711), and David A. Nutall (558).
  60. ^ An additional candidate was Vernon L. Etzel (294).
  61. ^ An additional candidate was Patrick F. Harrison (639).
  62. ^ Additional candidates included Richard A. Cohen (3,121).
  63. ^ An additional candidate was Peggy Schmitt (5,661).
  64. ^ Additional candidates were Danny Ray Beaver (3,866) and Donald M. Hockmuth (1,404).
  65. ^ Additional candidates were George A. Jurgensen (4,000), Felicia B. Johnson (3,009), and Robert E. Mattson (987).
  66. ^ Additional candidates included James P. Webster (2,411), and Kim Stanley Bernis 9859).
  67. ^ Additional candidates included James P. Webster (2,490), and Brad C. Thomas (2,351).
  68. ^ An additional candidate was Brad C. Thomas (2,789).
  69. ^ Additional candidates were Maurice J. Barros (2,337), and William E. Morris (2,014).
  70. ^ Additional candidates were Karen Hartley-Nagle (5,769) and Michael Berg (4,463).
  71. ^ Additional candidate were Mark Anthony Parks (3,586).

References[edit]

  • Dublin, Michael J. United States Congressional Elections, 1789-1997. 
  • Barone, Michael; Richard E. Cohen (2005). The Almanac of American Politics. Washington: National Journal Group. ISBN 0-89234-112-2. 

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