Vermont's 1st congressional district special election, 1808

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A special election was held in Vermont's 1st congressional district on September 6, 1808 to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of James Witherell (DR) on May 1 of the same year,[1] to accept a position as judge of the Supreme Court of Michigan Territory.

Election results[edit]

Candidate Party Votes[2] Percent
Samuel Shaw Democratic-Republican 3,202 56.7%
Nathan Robinson Federalist 1,169 20.7%
Chauncey Langdon Federalist 1,073 19.0%
Jonas Galusha Democratic-Republican 136 2.4%
Others 63 1.1%

Shaw took his seat on November 8, 1808[1]

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