Mapping Early American Elections


14th Congress: Ohio 1814

Ohio elected six Democratic-Republican to the Fourteenth Congress.

The map for this election is incomplete due to the lack of returns in many areas.

Ohio used a district system for electing members to Congress.

In 1816, a special election was held in which William H. Harrison was elected to replace John McLean, who had resigned.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 John McLean Democratic-Republican 3,422 unopposed
2 John Alexander Democratic-Republican
3 William Creighton, Jr. Democratic-Republican
4 James Caldwell Democratic-Republican 3,169 61.2%
4 Bazaleel Wells Federalist 1,984 38.3%
5 James Kilbourn Democratic-Republican 2,175 45.4%
5 Samuel MacCulloch Democratic-Republican 1,166 24.3%
5 Philemon Beecher Federalist 1,018 21.2%
5 Other candidates 436 9%
6 David Clendenin 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. The term Dissenting Republican includes various breakaway factions of the Democratic-Republican party.



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