Mapping Early American Elections


8th Congress: Pennsylvania 1802

Pennsylvania elected eighteen Democratic-Republicans to the Eighth Congress.

Pennsylvania used the district system for electing members to Congress. Districts 1, 2, and 3 each elected three representatives. District 4 elected two representatives. Pennsylvania was apportioned five more seats in the House of Representatives.

In 1804, a special election was held in which John Hoge was elected to replace William Hoge, who had resigned from office.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 Joseph Clay Democratic-Republican 5,216 21.1%
1 Jacob Richards Democratic-Republican 5,165 20.9%
1 Michael Leib Democratic-Republican 4,773 19.3%
1 George Latimer Federalist 3,109 12.6%
1 Peter Brown Federalist 3,082 12.4%
1 Jonas Preston Federalist 3,061 12.4%
2 Robert Brown Democratic-Republican 11,456 33%
2 Isaac Van Horne Democratic-Republican 10,697 30.8%
2 Frederick Conrad Democratic-Republican 6,205 17.9%
2 Samuel Sitgreaves Federalist 3,939 11.4%
2 Other candidates 2,396 6.9%
3 John Whitehall Democratic-Republican 9,396 22.1%
3 Isaac Anderson Democratic-Republican 9,365 22%
3 Joseph Hiester Democratic-Republican 9,236 21.7%
3 Jacob Bower Federalist 4,932 11.6%
3 Joseph Hemphill Federalist 4,853 11.4%
3 Thomas Boude Federalist 4,829 11.3%
4 John A. Hanna Democratic-Republican 6,110 50.5%
4 David Bard Democratic-Republican 5,970 49.3%
5 Andrew Gregg Democratic-Republican 4,258 unopposed
6 John Stewart Democratic-Republican 2,285 56.7%
6 John Edie Federalist 1,748 43.3%
7 John Rea Democratic-Republican 2,173 66.6%
7 Henry Woods Federalist 941 28.9%
8 William Findley Democratic-Republican 1,531 53.9%
8 Jacob Painter Democratic-Republican 1,312 46.1%
9 John Smilie Democratic-Republican 2,718 unopposed
10 William Hoge Democratic-Republican 2,300 unopposed
11 John B.C. Lucas Democratic-Republican 2,169 48.9%
11 John Wilkins, Jr. Federalist 1,625 36.7%
11 Alexander W. Foster Federalist 639 14.4%

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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