Mapping Early American Elections

7th Congress: Virginia 1801

Virginia elected two Federalists and seventeen Democratic-Republicans to the Seventh Congress.

Virginia used the district system for electing members to Congress.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 John Smith Democratic-Republican 783 59.3%
1 Philip C. Pendleton Federalist 538 40.7%
2 David Holmes Democratic-Republican
3 George Jackson Democratic-Republican
4 Abraham Trigg Democratic-Republican unopposed
5 John Trigg Democratic-Republican unopposed
6 Matthew Clay Democratic-Republican unopposed
7 John Randolph Democratic-Republican
8 Thomas Claiborne Democratic-Republican unopposed
9 William B. Giles Democratic-Republican unopposed
10 Edwin Gray Federalist
11 Thomas Newton, Jr. Democratic-Republican 905 93.6%
11 John Niveson Federalist 55 5.7%
12 John Stratton Federalist
13 John Clopton Democratic-Republican
14 Samuel J. Cabell Democratic-Republican unopposed
15 John Dawson Democratic-Republican
16 Anthony New Democratic-Republican
17 Richard Brent Democratic-Republican
18 Philip Rootes Thompson Democratic-Republican
19 John Taliaferro, Jr. Democratic-Republican 710 63%
19 John Taylor Federalist 417 37%

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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