Virginia's 12th congressional district

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Virginia Congressional District 12 is an obsolete congressional district. It was eliminated in 1863 after the 1860 U.S. Census. Its last Congressman was Kellian V. Whaley.

List of members representing the district[edit]

Representative Party Term Electoral history
District created March 4, 1793
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John Page
Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
Redistricted from the 7th district and re-elected in 1793.
Re-elected in 1795.
Lost re-election.
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
Thomas Evans Federalist March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1801
Elected in 1797.
Re-elected in 1799.
Retired.
John Stratton Federalist March 4, 1801 –
March 3, 1803
Elected in 1801.
Retired.
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Thomas Griffin
Federalist March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1805
Elected in 1803.
Lost re-election.
Burwell Bassett Democratic-Republican March 4, 1805 –
March 3, 1813
Elected in 1805.
Re-elected in 1807.
Re-elected in 1809.
Re-elected in 1811.
Redistricted to the 13th district and lost re-election.
John Roane Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
Redistricted from the 11th district and re-elected in 1813.
Retired.
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William H. Roane
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
Elected in 1815.
Retired.
Robert S. Garnett Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1823
Elected in 1817.
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
Crawford Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1827
John Roane Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
March 3, 1831
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
John J. Roane Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
William F. Gordon Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
James Garland Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
[Data unknown/missing.]
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
[Data unknown/missing.]
Conservative March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
[Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
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Thomas W. Gilmer
Whig March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
Elected to VA-5
Augustus A. Chapman Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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William B. Preston
Whig March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1849
Appt. Secretary of the Navy
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Henry A. Edmundson
Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1861
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
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Kellian V. Whaley
Unionist March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired.
District eliminated March 4, 1863.

References[edit]

  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present