Mapping Early American Elections


19th Congress: Massachusetts 1824

Massachusetts elected three Federalists and four Democratic-Republicans to the Nineteenth Congress. Three of those Democratic-Republicans were part of a faction led by John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay. In addition, five dissenting Federalists supported Adams and Clay, while one dissenting Federalist supported Andrew Jackson. As the Federalist Party declined in Massachusetts, many Federalists distanced themselves from the main party. Instead, their political affiliation more closely aligned with their choice of candidate for the 1824 presidential election.

Massachusetts used a district system for electing members to Congress.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 Daniel Webster Federalist 3,669 99.9%
2 Benjamin W. Crowninshield Adams/Clay 1,379 58.1%
2 Frederick Howes Federalist 760 32%
2 Other candidates 236 9.9%
3 John Varnum Federalist 1,736 50.2%
3 John Merrill Democratic-Republican 1,659 48%
4 Edward Everett Democratic-Republican 1,905 56.7%
4 John Keyes Democratic-Republican 1,357 40.4%
5 John Davis Federalist 1,282 51.3%
5 Jonas Sibley Democratic-Republican 1,207 48.3%
6 John Locke Adams/Clay 1,524 60.6%
6 Joseph G. Kendall Federalist 423 16.8%
6 Eleazer James Federalist 365 14.5%
6 Samuel Dana Democratic-Republican 186 7.4%
7 Samuel C. Allen Adams/Clay 1,727 55.7%
7 George Grennall, Jr. Democratic-Republican 1,348 43.5%
8 Samuel Lathrop Adams/Clay 1,920 58.4%
8 James Fowler Democratic-Republican 1,216 37%
9 Henry W. Dwight Adams/Clay 1,921 57.1%
9 Nathan Willis Democratic-Republican 1,385 41.1%
10 John Bailey Adams/Clay 1,669 57.3%
10 Sherman Leland Democratic-Republican 991 34%
10 Other candidates 254 8.7%
11 Aaron Hobart Adams/Clay 1,606 73.2%
11 Ebenezer Gay Federalist 296 13.5%
11 William Baylies Federalist 260 11.9%
12 Francis Bayliss Jacksonian 1,778 54.8%
12 James L. Hodges Democratic-Republican 1,363 42%
13 John Reed Adams/Clay 1,049 58.1%
13 Barker Burnall Democratic-Republican 460 25.5%
13 Walter Folger Democratic-Republican 297 16.4%

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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