Virginia's 15th congressional district

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Virginia's 15th congressional district
Obsolete district
Created1793
Eliminated1853
Years active1793–1853

Virginia's 15th congressional district is a defunct congressional district. It was eliminated in 1853 after the 1850 U.S. Census. Its last Congressman was Sherrard Clemens.

List of members representing the district[edit]

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1793
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James Madison
Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 –
March 3, 1795
3rd
4th
Redistricted from the 5th district and re-elected in 1793.
Re-elected in 1795.
Retired.
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 –
March 3, 1797
John Dawson Democratic-Republican March 4, 1797 –
March 3, 1803
5th
6th
7th
Elected in 1797.
Re-elected in 1799.
Re-elected in 1801.
Redistricted to the 10th district.
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John Randolph of Roanoke
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 –
March 3, 1813
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
Redistricted from the 7th district and re-elected in 1803.
Re-elected in 1805.
Re-elected in 1807.
Re-elected in 1809.
Re-elected in 1811.
Redistricted to the 16th district and lost re-election.
John Kerr Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1815
13th Elected in 1813.
Lost re-election.
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Matthew Clay
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 –
May 27, 1815
14th Elected in 1815.
Died.
Vacant May 28, 1815 –
October 29, 1815
John Kerr Democratic-Republican October 30, 1815 –
March 3, 1817
Elected to finish Clay's term.
Retired.
William J. Lewis Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
15th Elected in 1817.
Retired.
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George Tucker
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1823
16th
17th
Elected in 1819.
Re-elected in 1821.
Redistricted to the 6th district.
John S. Barbour Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1825
18th
19th
20th
21st
22nd
Elected in 1823.
Re-elected in 1825.
Re-elected in 1827.
Re-elected in 1829.
Re-elected in 1831.
Retired.
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
March 3, 1833
Edward Lucas Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1837
23rd
24th
Elected in 1833.
Re-elected in 1835.
Retired.
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James M. Mason
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
25th Elected in 1837.
Retired.
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William Lucas
Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1841
26th Elected in 1839.
Lost re-election.
Richard W. Barton Whig March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
27th Elected in 1841.
Lost re-election.
Lewis Steenrod Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
28th Elected in 1843.
Retired.
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William G. Brown
Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1849
29th
30th
Elected in 1845.
Re-elected in 1847.
Lost re-election.
Alexander Newman Democratic March 4, 1849 –
September 8, 1849
31st Elected in 1849.
Died.
Vacant September 9, 1849 –
November 7, 1849
Thomas S. Haymond Whig November 8, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
Elected to finish Newman's term.
Lost re-election.
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George W. Thompson
Democratic March 4, 1851 –
July 30, 1852
32nd Elected in 1851.
Resigned to become Circuit Court judge.
Vacant July 31, 1852 –
December 5, 1852
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Sherrard Clemens
Democratic December 6, 1852 –
March 3, 1853
Elected to finish Thompson's term.
Retired.
District eliminated March 4, 1853

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