Mapping Early American Elections

3rd Congress: Virginia 1793

Virginia elected fifteen Democratic-Republicans and four Federalists to the Third Congress.

Returns for Virginia’s elections to the Third Congress are often incomplete, in large part because so many elections were unopposed.

Virginia used a district system for electing members to Congress. Following the 1790 Census, Virginia gained nine seats in the House of Representatives.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 Robert Rutherford Democratic-Republican 886 56.6%
1 John Smith Democratic-Republican 403 25.8%
1 Alexander White Federalist 276 17.6%
2 Andrew Moore Democratic-Republican unopposed
3 Joseph Neville Federalist
4 Francis Preston Democratic-Republican
5 George Hancock Federalist 1,198 61.1%
5 Charles Clay Democratic-Republican 654 33.4%
5 Calohill Minnis Democratic-Republican 109 5.6%
6 Isaac Coles Democratic-Republican unopposed
7 Abraham B. Venable Democratic-Republican
8 Thomas Claiborne Democratic-Republican
9 William B. Giles Democratic-Republican
10 Carter B. Harrison Democratic-Republican
11 Josiah Parker Democratic-Republican
12 John Page Democratic-Republican unopposed
13 Samuel Griffin Federalist unopposed
14 Francis Walker Democratic-Republican unopposed
15 James Madison Democratic-Republican unopposed
16 Anthony New Democratic-Republican
17 Richard B. Lee Federalist unopposed
18 John Nicholas Democratic-Republican
19 John Heath 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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