Mapping Early American Elections


19th Congress: Maryland 1824

Maryland elected six Democratic-Republicans, one Federalist, and two dissenting Federalists to the Nineteenth Congress. Two of those Democratic-Republicans were part of a faction led by Andrew Jackson, and two of those Democratic-Republicans were part of a faction led by John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay. Both dissenting Federalists supported Adams and Clay. As the Federalist Party declined, 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.

Maryland used a district system for electing members to Congress. Each district elected one member of Congress except District 5, which elected two members.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 Clement Dorsey Adams/Clay 1,824 55.3%
1 Raphael Neale Federalist 1,476 44.7%
2 Joseph Kent Democratic-Republican 1,908 52.3%
2 John C. Weems Federalist 1,741 47.7%
3 George Peter Jacksonian 1,602 37.5%
3 George C. Washington Federalist 1,448 33.9%
3 Henry R. Warfield Federalist 1,226 28.7%
4 Thomas C. Worthington Democratic-Republican 4,321 55.2%
4 John Lee Federalist 3,491 44.6%
5 Peter Little Adams/Clay 9,686 47.1%
5 John Barney Adams/Clay 5,515 26.8%
5 Isaac MacKim Democratic-Republican 5,346 26%
6 George E. Mitchell Jacksonian 2,854 53.9%
6 Philip Reed Federalist 2,433 45.9%
7 John Leeds Kerr Federalist 1,950 50.3%
7 Thomas Emory Democratic-Republican 1,924 49.7%
8 Robert N. Martin Adams/Clay 3,088 51.9%
8 John Spence Democratic-Republican 2,858 48.1%

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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