Mapping Early American Elections

4th Congress: Connecticut 1794

Connecticut elected seven Federalists to the Fourth Congress, five of whom were incumbents.

Mapping this election is not possible because there are insufficient returns at the town and county levels.

Connecticut used a statewide at-large system for electing members to Congress.

In May 1795, Nathaniel Smith was elected in a special election to fill the seat vacated by Jonathan Trumbull after he was elected to the U.S. Senate.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large Other candidates 3,852 14.1%
At-large Jonathan Trumbull Federalist 3,575 13.1%
At-large Uriah Tracey Federalist 3,414 12.5%
At-large James Hillhouse Federalist 3,382 12.4%
At-large Joshua Coit Federalist 2,948 10.8%
At-large Roger Griswold Federalist 2,778 10.1%
At-large Zephaniah Swift Federalist 2,667 9.7%
At-large Chauncey Goodrich Federalist 1,825 6.7%
At-large Nathaniel Smith Federalist 1,556 5.7%
At-large James Davenport Federalist 1,386 5.1%

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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