Mapping Early American Elections


19th Congress: Kentucky 1824

Kentucky elected twelve Democratic-Republicans to the Nineteenth Congress. Seven of those Democratic-Republicans were part of a faction led by John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay, and five of those Democratic-Republicans were 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.

Kentucky used a district system for electing members to Congress.

In 1825, a special election was held in which James Clarke was elected to replace Henry Clay, who had resigned from office after being appointed United States Secretary of State.

In 1826, a special election was held in which Robert L. MacHatton was elected to replace James Johnson, who had died.

In 1826, a special election was held in which John F. Henry was elected to replace Robert P. Henry, who had died.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 David Trimble Adams/Clay unopposed
2 Thomas Metcalf Adams/Clay 4,263 82.3%
2 Walker Reed 683 13.2%
3 Henry Clay Adams/Clay unopposed
4 Robert P. Letcher Adams/Clay 3,823 60.1%
4 John Speed Smith Democratic-Republican 2,537 39.9%
5 James Johnson Jacksonian
6 Joseph Lecompte Jacksonian
7 Thomas P. Moore Jacksonian
8 Richard A. Buckner Adams/Clay
9 Charles A. Wickliffe Jacksonian 2,928 58.5%
9 Burr Harrison 1,435 28.7%
9 Norborne B. Beall Democratic-Republican 643 12.8%
10 Francis Johnson Adams/Clay 3,547 70.1%
10 Robert F. Slaughter 1,510 29.9%
11 William Singleton Young Adams/Clay
12 Robert P. Henry Jacksonian unopposed

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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