Mapping Early American Elections


18th Congress: Kentucky 1822

Kentucky elected twelve Democratic-Republicans to the Eighteenth Congress. Eight of those Democratic-Republicans were part of a faction led by John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay, and four of those Democratic-Republicans was part of a faction led by Andrew Jackson.

The map for this election is incomplete due to the lack of returns at the town or county level.

Following the 1820 Census, Kentucky gained 2 seats in the House of Representatives.

Kentucky used a district system for electing members to Congress.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 David Trimble Adams/Clay
2 Thomas Metcalf Adams/Clay 3,960 73.8%
2 William Worthington 750 14%
2 Walker Reid 658 12.3%
3 Henry Clay Adams/Clay unopposed
4 Robert P. Letcher Adams/Clay 3,067 52.2%
4 John Speed Smith Democratic-Republican 2,805 47.8%
5 John T. Johnson Jacksonian
6 David White, Jr. Adams/Clay 3,576 56.1%
6 John Logan 2,795 43.9%
7 Thomas P. Moore Jacksonian 2,593 41.5%
7 John Pope Federalist 1,857 29.7%
7 Samuel Woodson Democratic-Republican 1,800 28.8%
8 Richard A. Buckner Adams/Clay
9 Charles A. Wickliffe Jacksonian
10 Francis Johnson Adams/Clay unopposed
11 Philip Thompson Adams/Clay
12 Robert P. Henry Jacksonian

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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