Mapping Early American Elections


6th Congress: Pennsylvania 1798

Pennsylvania elected five Federalists and eight Democratic-Republicans to the Sixth Congress.

Pennsylvania continued to use districts to elect representatives to Congress. District 4 was alloted two representatives.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 Robert Waln Federalist 865 70%
1 Samuel Miles Democratic-Republican 371 30%
2 Michael Leib Democratic-Republican 1,129 56.5%
2 Anthony Morris Federalist 870 43.5%
3 Richard Thomas Federalist 3,760 71.3%
3 John Pearson Democratic-Republican 1,514 28.7%
4 Robert Brown Democratic-Republican 5,372 31.1%
4 Peter Muhlenberg Democratic-Republican 4,935 28.6%
4 John Chapman Federalist 3,605 20.9%
4 Jacob Eyerly Federalist 3,288 19%
5 Joseph Heister Democratic-Republican 3,461 69.9%
5 Daniel Clymer Federalist 1,492 30.1%
6 John A. Hanna Democratic-Republican 3,052 66.3%
6 Daniel Smith Federalist 1,554 33.7%
7 John W. Kittera Federalist 1,403 77.5%
7 William Barton Democratic-Republican 407 22.5%
8 Thomas Hartley Federalist 3,857 85.4%
8 Henry Slagle Democratic-Republican 659 14.6%
9 Andrew Gregg Democratic-Republican 2,618 57.8%
9 James Armstrong Federalist 1,912 42.2%
10 Henry Woods Federalist 2,546 53.7%
10 Thomas Johnston Federalist 1,228 25.9%
10 David Bard Democratic-Republican 968 20.4%
11 John Smilie Democratic-Republican 1,782 46%
11 William Todd Federalist 1,265 32.7%
11 James Guthrie Federalist 826 21.3%
12 Albert Gallatin Democratic-Republican 3,926 58.9%
12 John Woods Federalist 2,741 41.1%

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. The term Dissenting Republican includes various breakaway factions of the Democratic-Republican party.

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