Mapping Early American Elections


5th Congress: Tennessee 1797

Tennessee elected one Democratic-Republican to the Fifth Congress.

Mapping this election is incomplete because of the lack of returns at the town or county level in many areas.

Tennessee re-elected Andrew Jackson to serve in the Fifth Congress. In September 1797, Jackson resigned from the House of Representatives in order to accept a seat in the US Senate. Tennessee held a special election which elected William Charles Cole Claiborne, which is the election presented here.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large William Charles Cole Clairborne Democratic-Republican

In most cases, only candidates who received more than 5 percent of the vote in a district are reported. Other candidates are reported as a group, but only if they in aggregate received more than 5 percent of the vote. In addition, percentages for each district may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.

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